Photo: Tiina Haring

Cranes, swans and spring nights: The Finnish mental landscape in words and music

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:10
Music Centre, Organo
Ticket sales begin 16.06.2017 09:00
Tickets: 6.00 EUR-17.50 EUR€
Tickets available
The recital forms part of the celebrations for the centenary of Finland’s independence (Suomi 100).

Cranes, swans, spring nights and nature in general have fascinated Finnish artists, beginning with Sibelius and his contemporaries in music and literature. This was an era of Finnish cultural awakening and the shaping of a Finnish identity. Organist Ville Urponen and reciter/actor Pia Koponen have created a programme combining and merging organ music with texts. The selected texts include prose and poetry by Eino Leino, Zachris Topelius and Pia Koponen, and also extracts from the correspondence of Aino and Jean Sibelius.

Pia Koponen, actor, reciter
Ville Urponen, organ

Programme: Sibelius, Palmgren, Raitio, etc.

Further information:
Päivi Koivula, 050 526 2034,