Summer Sounds festival programme curated by composer Julia Wolfe crackles with contemporary American music

Contemporary American music crackles at this year’s Summer Sounds – Programme curated by composer Julia Wolfe brings record number of international guests to Porvoo 

Now entering its 37th season already, Avanti’s Summer Sounds will this year run in Porvoo from June 29 to July 3. The Artistic Director of the festival themed “Body Language” is Julia Wolfe, one of today’s greatest American composers.  

Wolfe has emerged in the 2000s with … Lue lisää »

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AUF-concert “Music for everyone” will be livestreamed and broadcasted for free

You can enjoy music on site at the Musiikkitalo or watch a live stream for free at The online concert will be available from Tue 14th September 2021 at 7 pm for a month, until Tue 12th October 2021.

The concert will be broadcasted on Yle Radio 1 on Thu 16th September 2021 at 19:02. You can also listen to it at Yle Areena until Tue 12th October.… Lue lisää »

Online concerts from Summer Sounds

We’re happy to announce that audiences at home can also participate in this year’s Summer Sounds festival. We’re streaming couple of our concerts online at YouTube.

Online live concerts are:

  • Thursday July 1st at 7 pm, concert Frankenstein!!
    • HK Gruber, conductor & chansonnier
    • Eriikka Maalismaa, violin
    • Program: Bernd Richard Deutsch: Dr. Futurity Jouni Hirvelä: Rakka (premier) intermission HK Gruber: Frankenstein!! 
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Avanti! conducted by Tuomas Hannikainen resurrects Sibelius work dormant for 120 years

A Concert Overture discovered among the manuscripts of works by Finland’s national composer Jean Sibelius has been premiered after a wait of 120 years. A piece referred to in the press as the overture to his opera The Maiden in the Tower was first heard at the Turku Fire Brigade Hall on 7 April 1900, with the composer himself conducting, and it was soon forgotten.

Conductor and Sibelius expert Tuomas Lue lisää »

Summer Concert Series envelops Porvoo 

Avanti! is this year greatly multiplying its musical offering in Porvoo with a series of summer concerts in addition to its familiar Summer Sounds festival. This unique concert series will be enveloping the whole town and spreading out into its nearby villages for chamber recitals performed by small ensembles. Summer Sounds tickets will go on sale at 12 noon on Friday May 21, when it will also be possible to … Lue lisää »

Summer Sounds XXXVI now published

Sassy music at the Art Factory 

The 36th Avanti! Summer Sounds festival will present a varied concert menu in Porvoo from June 30 to July 4. The organisers are keeping an eagle eye on the latest official Covid regulations to ensure the safety of players and audience alike. “Only a very limited number of tickets will initially go on sale, but we’re hoping to increase the number the closer we … Lue lisää »

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 »