Free Urban Concerts for Everyone

This year’s Summer Sounds will see Avanti! hosting free concerts in the Porvoo city centre again.

Opening Fanfare

Time: Thursday 27.6.2019, 13.00
Place: Raatihuoneentori square

The traditional Summer Sounds opening fanfare will open this year’s festival at 13.00. The composer of this year’s fanfare is Tomi Räisänen.

Tomi Räisänen: Fanfare

Avanti! Lounge with Wu Wei and electronic artist Tuomas Norvio

Time: Thursday 27.6.2019 at 20.45 or when the concert at the Avanti Hall ends
Place: Avanti Hall Foyer, Art Factory

Wu Wei, sheng
Tuomas Norvio, electronics

The opening concert of the Summer Sounds will continue in the Art Factory Foyer, as after the concert the guests can enjoy improvisation by sound engineer and electronic artist Tuomas Norvio and Wu Wei.

Composers’ workshop: Visual music

Time: Friday 28.6.2019 at 16.00
Place: Factory Hall, Art Factory

József Hárs, conductor
Chamber Orchestra Avanti!

As a part of the Summer Sounds festival, a young composers’ workshop will be organised at the Factory Hall. The students have created compositions to old avant-garde short films under the direction of masters Jukka Tiensuu and Tomi Räisänen.

Avanti! Lounge with Jennifer Koh

Time: Friday 28.6.2019 at 20.30 or when the concert at the Avanti Hall ends
Place: Avanti Hall Foyer, Art Factory

Jennifer Koh, violin

Late-night music with violinist Jennifer Koh can be enjoyed after the previous concert. Koh will perform Missy Mazzoli’s Kinski Paganini and other solo works commissioned by her. The festival bus to Helsinki will leave approximately at 21.30.

Programme: Missy Mazzoli: Kinski Paganini and other pieces for solo violin commissioned by Jennifer Koh

Maija Kauhanen – Raivopyörä

Time: Saturday 29.6.2019 at 13.00
Place: Kappalaisen talo

Maija Kauhanen, kantele, vocals, percussions

Saturday afternoon starts with folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Maija Kauhanen at the backyard of Kappalaisen talo in old city. A powerfully expressive voice, heart-breaking stories, deep-rooted kantele and grooving percussion create hypnotic melodies and a unique soundscapes by one musician.

Afternoon with violinist Jennifer Koh

Time: Saturday 29.6.2019 at 14.00-16.00
Place: Cafés and restaurants in the Porvoo city cente

Jennifer Koh, violin

Violinist Jennifer Koh plays intimate miniconcerts at the cafés and restaurants of Porvoo city center. Experience the magnificient art by a world-class violinist from close. The more detailed schedule and the locations will be announced later on.