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 »

Avanti!’s spring season spotlights Karita Mattila

In spring 2017, Chamber Orchestra Avanti! treats the audience to a colourful selection of classical and contemporary music – without forgetting choice Baroque-era hits. The highlight of the season will be concert Kevään lumous (The Spell of Spring), with the dramatic soprano Karita Mattila dazzling in the lead. A premiere of a new orchestral piece by Lauri Kilpiö will open the concert.

Avanti!’s spring season comprises three concerts: in February Lue lisää »

Avanti! performs “In the Spirit of Ligeti” at the final concert of Musica Nova 2017 festival

Musica Nova Helsinki 2017 festival program has been published. The final concert of the festival in Music Centre on Sun Feb 12th by Avanti! presents the legacy of György Ligeti through the works of his pupils and son, Lukas Ligeti.

The whole program for Avanti’s spring season will be published soon!… Lue lisää »

The Sound of Welfare at the Cable Factory on Tue 20.9.2016

Avanti!’s concert The sound of Welfare continues the orchestra’s series of concerts with a political theme. This performance tackles the relation between art and the welfare state seriously, but with humor.

Jaakko Kuusisto conducts the concert with guest soloist e.g. Johanna Rusanen, Petri Bäckström and Jaakko Kortekangas. The welfare state has taken ill as the commonplace goes. Can art provide the remedy? Simultaneously with cuts being introduced, arts are … Lue lisää »

Avanti’s fall season 2016 concerts published

Avanti! will perform with three versatile programs during the fall season. The concerts vary from a thematic orchestra concert at the Cable Factory to an early music club gig with periodic instruments all the way to contemporary new music concert at the Helsinki Music Centre.

See all concerts and ticket information here.… Lue lisää »

Lotta Wennäkoski in charge of the programme for Summer Sounds 2017

Composer Lotta Wennäkoski will be planning the program for 32nd Avanti Summer Sounds festival, to be organised on 28 June – 2 July 2017. This year’s Summer Sounds Festival, which consisted of fourteen concerts and other events in Porvoo and Pernaja, was attended by an audience of roughly 3 000 people.

Lotta Wennäkoski was the artistic co-ordinator of The Tampere Biennale Festival in 2008–2010 and the composer-in-residence of Tapiola Sinfonietta … Lue lisää »