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AUF: MUSIC FROM ALL OVER – from Baroque to Hollywood

15.9.2020 klo 19:00

Tue 15.9.2020 19.00

The Helsinki Music Centre


Three top orchestras in different genres, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, UMO Helsinki and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBO) gather together in a unique concert in September. This concert belongs to AUF collaboration, which has been going on since 2017 by these three orchestras.

Note! Due to safety regulations, there will some changes:

The intermission and pre-event of the concert will be removed. The concert starts at 7:00 pm and ends at about 8:30 pm.

The UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra’s program will change and the line-up will be reduced. Avanti’s and FiBO’s program will remain the same. Read more about the program below.

The auditorium is seated with safety intervals, and only 443 tickets will be sold. For this reason, all those who have purchased a ticket before August 12th must exchange them. Tickets are exchanged for new seats free of charge at Musiikkitalo’s ticket sales: Please visit or call to +358 20 7070 437 on weekdays between 9 and 11 am.



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 cinema. 

Avanti! Chamber Orchestra

Sami Klemola’s composition Jack and the Specifics is created for foley artist and chamber orchestra. It is reportedly the first time when the solo parts of a concerto are written for a foley artist, in this case Heikki Kossi. Kossi is a sound artist who produces e.g. sounds of footsteps and creaking doors for movie soundtracks. Kossi has worked with tens of Finnish films and he has also succeeded internationally. He creates the foley sounds live in the concert. The visual element is strongly present as Kossi, who performs with Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, brings with him a giant kiosk full of things to make sounds with.

UMO Helsinki Duo: Kasperi Sarikoski & Seppo Kantonen  

The original program of the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra is changing. Instead of the big band line-up, the duo Kasperi Sarikoski (trombone) and Seppo Kantonen (piano) master some film music from two different eras.

UMO Helsinki Duo starts the concert with Bob Telson’s Calling You (1987) from the film Bagdad Cafe. It was originally recorded by Jevetta Steele and later e.g. by Celine Dion, Natalie Cole and Paul Young. A delicate ballad will be reborn in this trombone and piano union.

From 80’s ballad to 1920’s jazz! Duke Ellington and James “Bubber” Miley’s composition Black and Tan Fantasy (1927) from the short film Black and Tan, where Ellington’s early years meet Miley’s melodic ideas.

Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBO)

The distance between the past and the present is short – sometimes even subtle. FiBO presents an ear-opening version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, more than familiar to friends of Baroque music, as the concert finale is Max Richter’s Four Seasons Recomposed, premiered in 2012. It modifies the Four Seasons concertos into minimalist remixes. Sometimes Vivaldi and Richter choose the same direction, and sometimes Richter twists the music into an unexpected angle or stretches it into cosmic Baroque sceneries through repetitions. The result of the recoloured harmony bases and surfaces reminding of electronic sounds is ear-tickling and intelligently performed ambient Vivaldi. The Finland premiere with period instruments last year, organised by violinist Antti Tikkanen and FiBO, delighted international concert organisers, and the performance is taken to Southern Europe this year. The concert received exceptionally praising feedback from Art Testers in eighth grade, so the Four Seasons captivate audiences regardless of age group.

The concert is part of the AUF cooperation of Avanti!, UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra that was started in the fall of 2017. The first grand cooperation concert was held in the fall of 2019.


Tue 15.9.2020 19.00

The Helsinki Music Centre


UMO Helsinki Duo: Kasperi Sarikoski & Seppo Kantonen  

Bob Telson: Calling You (1987)

Duke Ellington & James “Bubber” Miley: Black and Tan Fantasy (1927)


Avanti! Chamber Orchestra

Tomas Djupsjöbacka, conductor

Heikki Kossi, foley artist

Emmi Pennanen, dancer

Sami Klemola: Jack and the Specifics (2017)

The Forest

Man in the Cabin

The Crash




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Tom, Jack and bipolar Jerry




Still life


Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBO)

Antti Tikkanen, violin

Max Richter: Four Seasons Recomposed (2012)





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