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 »

Avanti! XXX Summer Sounds – Idyll / Wed–Sun June 24–28, Porvoo, Finland

The Avanti! Summer Sounds festival will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on June 24–28, 2015. This year, the artistic planning of the five-day musical event is the responsibility of German conductor-composer Matthias Pintscher. The festival programme, titled Idyll, will consist of 14 concerts or events. Some of these will be held in local restaurants, and new this year are the club nights providing post-concert entertainment.

Festival program and ticket info … Lue lisää »

Avanti! & Apocalyptica on Tour

Apocalyptica cello rockers are going on tour with Avanti! Orchestra. The set will consist Apocalyptica songs, especially arranged for the band and the 25-piece orchestra. Tour starts from Finland and will proceed to Russia, Germany, Poland and Baltic states.… Lue lisää »