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Looking towards the Summer Sound

Avanti! is looking forward to the upcoming summer. Our planning for the Summer Sound Festival continues and the festival will be held in Porvoo from the 30th of June to the 4th of July – one way or another! More information about our program will be published later in the spring. So stay tuned!

With this compilation video from the Mini Summer Sound held last summer, you can go back … Lue lisää »

Avanti! postpones 35th Summer Sounds festival to 2021

The 35th Summer Sounds festival of the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra is to be postponed for one year to 2021, when it will be held in Porvoo from June 30 to July 4. The decision was made by the Avanti! Board at its meeting on Monday, April 27.

“It’s a regrettable situation for everyone,” says the orchestra’s Acting Executive Director Jussi Rauvola. “Though some of the Summer Sounds events will not … Lue lisää »

AUF: MUSIC FROM ALL OVER – from Baroque to Hollywood

Tue 15.9.2020 19.00

The Helsinki Music Centre


Heikki Kossi, foley artist

Antti Tikkanen, violin

Avanti! Chamber Orchestra

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra

Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBO)


The second cooperation concert by the AUF orchestras demonstrates how recycled junk sounds in the hands of a foley artist, what Vivaldi’s Seasons sound like in a remix version, and what kind of links there are between the concert’s pieces and the world of … Lue lisää »

La Passion de Simone by Kaija Saariaho in Helsinki 2020

The theatrical ensemble version of Kaija Saariaho’s La Passion de Simone will have its Helsinki premiere in The Helsinki Music Centre in Easter 2020. La Passion de Simone offers a new kind of Easter experience, even for those with long Easter traditions.Through its philosophical perspective the oratorio appeals also to the younger audience.

A Paris-based music theatre company, La Chambre aux échos commissioned the chamber orchestra version of the oratorio … Lue lisää »

ZENG – Lotta Wennäkoski 50th Anniversary Concert

SAT 8.2.2020 19.00

Juhlasali G18 (Yrjönkatu 18, Helsinki)

Avanti! celebrates the 50th anniversary of the composer Lotta Wennäkoski in a concert, performing four of her most significant chamber orchestra works. Among the orchestral pieces, Wennäkoski will be seen on stage as well, performing Hungarian folk songs.


Jósef Hárs, conductor

Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano

Eero Saunamäki, recorders

Heikki Nikula, bass clarinet

Ville Syrjäläinen, percussion

Avanti! Chamber Orchestra


Lotta Wennäkoski:

I … Lue lisää »

AUF: Ilolla Avanti! – Feeling Free

SAT 28.3.2020 13.00

The Helsinki Music Centre

Marzi Nyman (quitar), Arttu Takalo (vibraphone) and Tero Toivonen (French horn) are back together with string quartet from Avanti! Chamber Orchestra. The repertoire of the concert, a rich fusion of jazz, classical and popular music, is composed mainly by the soloists. Nothing is what it seems, but everything is exactly what it sounds like!

The concert is part of AUF concert series, produced … Lue lisää »

Avanti! Summer Sounds XXXIV – programme published

Avanti! Summer Sounds XXXIV will arrive in Porvoo on 26 – 30 June 2019. This year the programme has been created by Swiss Baldur Brönnimann. As the theme for 2019 is City of Music, the music will enter the streets and cafés of Porvoo to paint a multitude of thoughts and feelings on the streets and walls of Porvoo with an imaginary paintbrush.

Finland’s premiere of Teoton composed by … Lue lisää »

SUMMER SOUNDS 27.6.-1.7.2018


Tickets: Lippupiste

KESKIVIIKKO/ Onsdag/Wednesday 27.6.

19.00 Pernajan kirkko/Pernå kyrka/Pernaja Church

Agricolan kotikonnuilla

Tuuli Lindeberg, sopraano/sopran/soprano

Jukka Rautasalo, diskanttigamba ja musiikinjohto/diskantgamba och musikledning/Treble viol and leading

Anthony Marini, tenorigamba/tenorgamba/Tenor viol

Louna Hosia, bassogamba ja jouhikko/basgamba och stråkharpa/Bass Viol and Karelian bowed lyre

Ilkka Heinonen, jouhikko ja violone/stråkharpa och violone/Karelian bowed lyre and violone

Matias Häkkinen, cembalo ja … Lue lisää »

Free urban concerts at Summer Sounds Festival in Porvoo

This year’s Summer Sounds will see Avanti! hosting free concerts in the Porvoo city centre again. Launched last year to great success, the concerts are intimate and accessible titbits from the festival programme. 100 % Avanti!-quality easily accessible to all Porvoo city-dwellers! Some picks from this year’s free programme include Polish sung poetry by duo Agata Zubel-Joonas Ahonen, the energetic and intensive trio Süle-Lahti-Nikula, and the fruits of young composers’ … Lue lisää »

32nd Edition of Avanti’s Summer Sounds festival program released!

XXXII Edition of Avanti’s Summer Sounds: “Chantefables – Songs and Sagas” 

Wed 28 Jun – Sun 2 Jul, Porvoo and Loviisa

Sonatas, juggling, free concerts and criticism of consumerism – Avanti’s Summer Sounds 2017 offer all this and a lot more!

Avanti’s 32nd Summer Sounds Festival will be spanning five days in late June and early July. An already-traditional head start on the festival will be made on 28 June … Lue lisää »