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June 2022

Chamber Concert: “Early that summer”

29.6.2022 klo 19:00 - 20:30
Pernajan kirkko, Pernajantie 330
Pernaja, 07930 Suomi
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€15 – €30

Wednesday 29th June at 7 pm Chamber Concert: “Early that summer” Pernaja Church, Loviisa   Trio Mediæval Musicians from Avanti!  David Lang: Just Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor György Ligeti: Continuum  Julia Wolfe: Early that summer  György Ligeti: Hungarian Rock J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major In accordance with its time-honoured tradition, Summer Sounds jumps the gun in Pernaja Church with a pre-festival concert featuring this year’s Artistic Director Julia Wolfe…

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Sound art launch

30.6.2022 klo 12:00 - 12:30

Thu 30th June at 12 am Sound art launch on the west bank, Porvoo Avanti! and the Cultural Services of the City of Porvoo launch the new works commissioned by Avanti! and inspired by familiar, favourite Porvoo places and soundscapes on the west bank of the river. The works are by Maija Hynninen, Jennah Vainio and team Minna Leinonen–Jussi Suonikko. 

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Chamber Concert: “Steel Hammer”

30.6.2022 klo 13:00 - 14:30
Taidetehdas, Läntinen Aleksanterinkatu 1
PORVOO, 06100
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€5 – €20

Thursday 30th June 1 pm Chamber Concert: “Steel Hammer” Art Factory, Avanti Hall József Hárs, conductor Trio Mediæval Mark Stewart, electric guitar Musicians from Avanti!   Julia Wolfe: Steel Hammer  Steel Hammer for three female singers, clarinet, cello, double bass, electric guitar, piano and percussion is one of the best-known works by Julia Wolfe and a monolithic deconstruction/meditation on the American John Henry ballad. John Henry, wielding a steel hammer, tests his strength against the modern steam drill. Wolfe’s piece draws from the…

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Opening Concert: “Cruel Sister”

30.6.2022 klo 19:00 - 21:00
Taidetehdas, Läntinen Aleksanterinkatu 1
PORVOO, 06100
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€15 – €42

Thursday 30th June 7 pm Opening Concert: "Cruel Sister” Taidetehdas, Avanti-sali  Brad Lubman, conductor Avanti! Chamber Orchestra   Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings Michael Gordon: Weather One Steve Reich: Duet for Two Solo Violins and String Orchestra Julia Wolfe: Cruel Sister  The opening concert of Summer Sounds is a feast of music for strings. Michael Gordon’s Weather One is a stormy plunge into musical history, which seems to be mixed up by climate change. Scored for string sextet or string orchestra,…

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July 2022

Summer Sounds Fanfare

1.7.2022 klo 12:00 - 12:30
Raatihuoneentori, Jokikatu 47
Porvoo, 06100 Suomi
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Friday 1st July at 12 am Summer Sounds fanfare Town Hall Square, Porvoo  Mark Stewart, guitar Avanti! Musicians Mark Stewart: To Whom It May Concern, Thank You

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Chamber Concert: “Afternoon Hyper”

1.7.2022 klo 13:00 - 14:30
Porvoon tuomiokirkko, Kirkkotori 1
PORVOO, 06100 Suomi
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Friday 1st July at 1 pm Chamber Concert: “Afternoon Hyper” Porvoo Cathedral József Hárs, conductor Musicians from Avanti!  Anna Clyne: Roulette Robert Honstein: Endless Landscape Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge Shelley Washington: A Kind of Lung Michael Gordon: Hyper  The chamber concert in Porvoo Cathedral introduces friends and previous pupils of Summer Sounds’ Artistic Director Julia Wolfe. The concert also includes the very modern Grosse Fuge by Beethoven, a monument to polyphony originally intended as the finale of a string quartet. Roulette by Anna Clyne,…

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Orchestra Concert: “Big, Beautiful, Dark, and Scary”

1.7.2022 klo 19:00 - 21:00
Taidetehdas, Läntinen Aleksanterinkatu 1
PORVOO, 06100
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€15 – €42

Friday 1st July at 7 pm Orchestra Concert: “Big, Beautiful, Dark, and Scary” Art Factory, Avanti Hall  Brad Lubman, conductor Avanti! Chamber Orchestra  David Lang: heavyweight Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring Julia Wolfe: Big, Beautiful, Dark and Scary John Luther Adams: Become River  Go with the flow! Become River – the last part of the Become trilogy by John Luther Adams – encourages the listener to dive into a musical river, to be as one with the movement of nature and…

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Composition Workshop: “Quite contrary”

2.7.2022 klo 13:00 - 14:30
Porvoon VPK-talo, Kirkkokatu 2
Porvoo, 06100 Suomi
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Saturday 2nd July at 1 pm Composition Workshop: “Quite contrary” Porvoo’s Voluntary Fire Brigade Hall  József Hárs, conductor Avanti! Chamber Orchestra  Theodoros Gkougkousoudis: Potpurri Sunyeong Pak: Moto Perpetuo Leevi Räsänen: ETKOT Eunseon Yu: Scattered Memories The works designated for the international Composition Workshop twice postponed by the pandemic will at last be heard in the daytime concert at Porvoo’s Voluntary Fire Brigade Hall. Their young composers have created works that differ as much as possible, and may even be in…

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Avanti! Club

2.7.2022 klo 19:00 - 20:30
Taidetehdas, Läntinen Aleksanterinkatu 1
PORVOO, 06100
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€15 – €30

Saturday 2nd July at 7 pm Avanti! Club Art Factory, Factory Hall Mark Stewart, electric guitar Musicians from Avanti!   Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint  Caroline Shaw: Entr’acte John Adams: American Berserk Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E Flat Major Meredith Monk: Ellis Island & Folkdance Julia Wolfe: Reeling   Unexpected music – refreshments from the bar!  Contemporary American music has the ability to approach different musical traditions with an open mind. Composers can pick out elements of tradition that interest them while…

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Music Workshop for Children

3.7.2022 klo 13:00 - 14:00
Taidetehdas, Läntinen Aleksanterinkatu 1
PORVOO, 06100
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Sunday 3rd July at 1 pm Music Workshop for Children Art Factory, Factory Hall Instructed by guitarist Mark Stewart, workshop will be translated into Finnish Music Instrument Workshop for the whole family! In the workshop we will craft instruments, play and sing together under the direction of Mark Stewart. Mark Stewart is an American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and instrument designer who aims to build instruments that anyone can use to create music - and share the joy it brings! Recommended age…

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