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Hooray! We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2023! The celebrations will be themed around the future of arts.

Young Artists of Summer: Taavi Orro

Taavi Orro’s concert “Flashbacks of Warm Life”

“Flashbacks of Warm Life” is a conceptual concert program that deals with the complexity of memory in the human experience through the idea of the sonic formation of music, expressed between two musicians. 

The works on the program individually explore various aspects of composition: pitch, rhythm, sound and time, in focused musical material. However, together, they form a larger whole that acts as a metaphor for the way in which our memories float and fade in and out of intensity.’ 

Duo Orro-Fleitz is a clarinet and piano duo commended for “truly impressive” and “delicately nuanced” playing (Teater. Muusika. Kino), committed to inventive programming of contemporary music, and engaging performances that unveil hidden musical connections across time and space. The duo was formed by clarinetist Taavi Orro and pianist Robert Fleitz in 2021. They have performed at venues such as the Helsinki Music Center, Auss Culture Room (Rīga) and the Viimsi Artium (Tallinn). In April 2023 Duo Orro-Fleitz performed at the COMMUTE Festival in Tallinn, Estonia. They were also recently prizewinners in the Marcello Pontillo Chamber Music Competition in Florence, Italy. Their musical focus is currently directed to music of living composers, as well as important but lesser-known works of the 20th century. 


  • Lauri Supponen (1988): Envoi for bass clarinet (2019 
  • Justina Repečkaitė (1989): Sturnus vulgaris cohibitus for piano and tape (2020) 
  • Perttu Haapanen (1972): Amygdala for clarinet in Bb (2008/2009), I. Song 1 
  • Mirjam Tally (1976): Warm Life at the Foot of the Iceberg for clarinet and piano (2014/2016) 
  • Minna Leinonen (1977): Pheme for clarinet in Bb and fixed media (2011 
  • Polina Korobkova (2001): Flashbacks to Perform i for solo piano (2020) 
  • Pēteris Plakidis (1947-2017): Night Conversations for clarinet and piano (1992) 
  • Takashi Yoshimatsu (1953): 4 Pieces in Bird Shape for clarinet and piano, op. 18 (1984) 


  • Taavi Orro, clarinet and bass clarinet 
  • Robert Fleitz, piano 

More information: Eeva Hohti,

Young artists of summer 

The concert series presents recent graduates and students of the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki who have excelled in their studies. 

See the other concerts in the series 

Mannerheimintie renovation project

Access to the Musiikkitalo from the direction of Mannerheimintie will be difficult. We recommend that you allow enough time for your arrival and use the entrance on the side of Kansalaistori if possible. According to current information, the entrance to Mannerheimintie will also remain in use throughout the renovation, but pedestrian routes can be challenging at times.

We recommend following the official information channels of the renovation project, where you can find the most up-to-date information.


22.8.2023 at 19:00 – 20:00



Mannerheimintie 13a

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre

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