RITE 14.3.2017

Tue March 14th 2017 at 7 pm
Porvoo Cathedral

Lauri Ahokas, conductor
Juho Laitinen, electronic cello

Rite returns! This time, Avanti! takes the much-lauded concert phenomenon to the atmospheric Porvoo Cathedral. Rite brings together old and new music and takes advantage of the solemn space and peculiar acoustics of the church milieu. The concert will culminate in concerto “Tarinaoopperabaletti” (Story Opera Ballet) for electronic cello, composed by Jukka Tiensuu for cellist Juho Laitinen.

Of well-known baroque-era names, the programme includes Henry Purcell’s ‘The Queen’s Funeral March’ and Marin Marais’s piece “Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève du Mont de Paris”, which the audience will know from the biopic All the Mornings of the World.

The title “rite” does not only refer to and describe the programme but the form of the whole concert, as well. From to the flamboyance of baroque and its well-known pearls, the concert takes us to futuristic atmospheres of the 1900s, along with a number of rarely performed pieces from the 1950s. Capping off the concert will be Jukka Tiensuu’s concerto for electronic cello, premiered last spring.

Everything one needs in life one finds in the embrace of music.
Just the thing for cradle, for funeral, for resurrection.
Excitement, reassurance, jubilation, acquiescence.
Electrifying cellos, glorious trumpets. Dance and sighs and the thunder of bells.
Ancient and brand new – all in sweet symbiosis.
(Jukka Tiensuu)


Giacinto Scelsi: Quattro pezzi per tromba sola I
Henry Purcell: The Queen’s Funeral March
Pierre Henry: Variations pour une porte et un soupir: 4. Eveil
Jukka Tiensuu: Kalaasi
Pierre Henry: Variations pour une porte et un soupir: 8. Comptine
Henry Purcell: Pavane & Chacony
Otto Luening: Low Speed
Giacinto Scelsi: Quattro pezzi per tromba sola II
Marin Marais: Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève du Mont de Paris
Jukka Tiensuu: Concerto for electronic cello and ensemble


The concert is part of Taidetehtaan Klassikot concert series.
Single tickets 27,50 € or Taidetehtaan Klassikot season ticket 78,50 € from www.lippu.fi