Programme in English

Concerts 43. Chamber Music Week 2021
Kaustinen Chamber Music Week 22–30 January 2021

ENCOUNTERS

Friday 22 January
OPENING OF THE WEEK AND ART EXHIBITION
5 pm Kallio Hall in the Folk Arts Centre
Art exhibition by Jan Kenneth Weckman: MY WAY & THE HIGHWAY
Free entry

KAUSTINEN COLLEGE OF MUSIC EVENING
6 pm and 8 pm Kaustinen Hall
A traditional concert by the Kaustinen College of Music students full of youthful enthusiasm and skill! To ensure the restrictions and security measures caused by the corona pandemic, two concerts will be held.
The program is compiled by Markus Luomala.
Tickets 15/10 €

Saturday 23 January
CHILDREN’S CONCERT
3 pm Kaustinen Hall
Tickets 10€ (adults, free entry for children)

BEETHOVEN’S BETTER MARCH
6 pm Folk Art Centre Lobby
Lantrinki
Mauno Järvelä, Siiri Virkkala and Kreeta-Maria Kentala, violin;
Timo Valo, harmonium; Oskari Hanhikoski, double bass
In a concert organized in cooperation with Musiiki ry, favorite themes of classical music and folk music shake hands.
P-klubi series concert, organized by Musiiki ry.
Tickets 15/10 €

Sunday 24 January
CELEBRATION MASS
10 am Kaustinen Church
Hannu Vapaavuori as liturgist, Merja Wirkkala-Vapaavuori as cantor and organist.
Chamber music week musicians included.

VARIATIONS
3 pm Kaustinen Church
Otto Kentala, guitar and Lotus Tinat, violin
The young artists of the Chamber Music Week perform.
The programme includes core solo repertoire for violin and guitar. After the skilful and atmospheric solo performances follows a more familiar duo for violin and guitar, Paganini’s Cantabile.
J.S. Bach, N. Paganini, J. Rodrigo, K. Saariaho, C. Vivier, E. Ysaÿe,
Tickets 20/15 €

PROGRAMME:
Johann Jacob Froberger: Sarja XX, D Major
                      Allemande
Otto Kentala, guitar

J.S. Bach: Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2, A minor BWV 1003
         Andante – Allegro
Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Violin No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 27
         Finale
Kaija Saariaho: Nocturne
Niccolò Paganini: Caprice No. 24, Op. 1
Lotus Tinat, violin

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Partita (1956/1980)
Henri Sauguet: Soliloque (1956)
Claude Vivier: Pour Guitare (1975)
Joaquín Rodrigo: Invocación y Danza (1961)
Otto Kentala, guitar

Niccolò Paganini: Cantabile for Violin and Guitar, Op. 17
Lotus Tinat & Otto Kentala

Monday 25 January – Tuesday 26 January
MUSIC AROUND THE VILLAGE
SCHOOL CONCERTS

Tuesday 26 January
LAURA MADDALENA
7pm  Kaustinen Hall
Elina Mustonen, harpsichordist and actress
Directed by Johanna Freundlich
The musical drama Laura Maddalena tells the story of two girls from a 17th and 18th century Venetian orphanage combining history and fiction. The work also flashes historical figures, such as the composer Maddalena-Laura Lombardini Sirmen, who grew up in the Ospedale de Mendicant, and the composers Barbara Strozzi and Giuseppe Tartini. The play, written by Eero Hämeenniemi, features his own new compositions and Venetian harpsichord music from the Baroque period.
Text and music: Eero Hämeenniemi
Visualization: Nina Mansikka
Tickets 24/19 €

Wednesday 27 January
TIMO ALAKOTILA AND FRIENDS
7 pm Kaustinen Hall
Timo Alakotila, piano
Siiri Virkkala and Alina Järvelä, violin; Mauno Järvelä, viola;Janne Virkkala, cello; Oskari Hanhikoski, double bass
Timo Alakotila is one of the most versatile and prolific musicians, composers and arrangers in Finland. In the evening’s concert, he will perform with his longtime musician friends from Kaustinen, playing his own compositions for piano and string quintet.
Tickets 24/19 €

Thursday 28 January
CONTRASTS
7 pm Kaustinen Hall
Juho Pohjonen, piano; Lauri Sallinen, clarinet; Kaija Saarikettu, violin
The concert is based on the work Contrasts by the Hungarian Béla Bartók. Juha T. Koskinen’s Heart of Light, which is commissioned by Kaustinen Chamber Music Week, will be premiered. The theme of the week Encounters is completed when we hear the artistic director of the Chamber Music Week also as a composer.
Kaija Saarikettu, Aleksandr Skrjabin, Juha T. Koskinen, Béla Bartók
Tickets 24/19 €

PROGRAMME:
Kaija Saarikettu: Terra for clarinet, violin and piano
Alexander Scriabin: Sonata for Piano No. 6 Opus 62
Juha T. Koskinen: Dream Transmission for clarinet, part 2 “Equality”Heart of Light for clarinet, violin and piano (premiere)
Béla Bartók: Contrasts for clarinet, violin and piano

Friday 29 January
WANDERINGS
7 pm Kaustinen Hall
Central Ostrobothnia Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka
soloists Annemarie Åström, violin and Jukka-Pekka Peltoniemi, trumpet
Akkapelimannit
The concert takes us on a journey from the Kalevala lands of song to the Andean highlands.
Tickets 26/21 € (including admission to the Songs of Silence concert)

PROGRAMME:
Jean Sibelius: Rakastava (Loving), series for string orchestra opus 14
Juha T.Koskinen: Omaggio a Smilla per Violino, tromba e archi
Konsta Jylhä: Kruunu-Marjaanan Polska
Minna Järvelä: Tiskivalssi
Käki-Jaakon polkka (Trad.) – Tuikkauspolkka (Trad.) – Konsta Jylhä: Nikkarin polkka
Gabriela Lena Frank: Leyendas; An Andean Walkabout

A WANDER OUTSIDE 
Warm beverages and surprises!

SONGS OF SILENCE
9 pm Kaustinen Hall
Kimmo Hakola, piano; Kaija Saarikettu, violin; Lauri Sallinen, clarinet; Janne Virkkala, cello
Kimmo Hakola’s fresh composition will have its premiere at this late night concert.
“My work NATURE gives silence a turn to speak. Let us subject ourselves to timelessness.”
Tickets 15/10 €

PROGRAMME:
Kimmo Hakola: NATURE Op. 103 (2020) 13 Songs of silence for piano and optional instruments (premiere)

Saturday 30 January
CHAMBER MUSIC MARATHON
7pm Kaustinen Hall
In the light atmosphere of the closing concert of the Chamber Music Week, the artists and assistants of the week will meet.
The concert will be compiled by Mauno Järvelä, Siiri Virkkala, Kaija Saarikettu and Maria Pulakka
Tickets 24/19 €