Mika Väyrynen – Of Life and Death

Powerful music for accordion

Miehen hahmo nojaa seinää vasten. Kuva on otettu vastavaloon.

You can watch a free live stream of the concert on Youtube, 8 September, 19–20.

The theme for this concert is the cycle of life and death. We begin with children playing and end with a new, gargantuan work by Paavo Korpijaakko, his Sonata no. 3 ‘Testament’. We thus trace an arc from childhood to death, in one form or another.

Mika Väyrynen, accordion


Volodymir Podgorny (1928-2010): Two Preludes

  • Prelude In Memoriam Vladislav Zolotarjow
  • Prelude to Those Who Left Us

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893):
From ”The Children Album” (1849-1893)

  • Morning Prayer
  • Winter Morning
  • Hobbyhorse
  • The Toy Soldier´s March
  • Dolly is ill
  • Dolly´s Funeral
  • My new Dolly
  • The Witch in the Wood
  • Dreams

Paavo Korpijaakko (b.1977): Sonata nr. 2 ”Dead on Time”* (b.1977)

  1. Toccata
  2. Meditation (Before the Curtain)
  3. Burning Papyrus

Nicolas Economou (1953-1993): From ”Childhood Whims”

  • Question
  • Waltz á la Prokofiew
  • Lullaby
  • Greek Dance
  • Psalm
  • Mexican Dance
  • Revery
  • For Chopin and Tchaikowsky to Prokofiew
  • Toy Shop
  • Caprice
  • Curiosity
  • Melancholy

Intermission (5 minutes)

Paavo Korpijaakko: Sonata nr. 3 ”Testament” (2019-2020, World Premiere) Dedicated to Mika Väyrynen

  1. Lento – presto – lento- allegro
  2. Quasi adagio – andantino
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro spirito – presto

Lisätietoja: Matti Leisma

Music – of a more recent variety

The students of the Sibelius Academy perform in over 700 concerts each year. The concerts of the internationally renowned academy open doors for future top artists and offer unforgettable experiences.


8.9.2021 at 19:00 – 20:30


R Building

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 9

00100 Helsinki

Concert Hall of the R Building, Sibelius Academy


Free admission. Reserve your seat two hours before the concert at the latest. Half of the overall capacity of tickets can be reserved. If there are seats left, you can also get your ticket by the door one hour before the concert starts. Reserved tickets can be claimed one hour before the concert starts at the door of the concert hall.


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