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Ilona Korhonen & Timo Väänänen

Age-old Finnish folk music & folk tales

this event is part of

Topstuk Sibelius

chamber music
jazz / pop & rock / world music
Sun 13 Oct 2019 -14.30
Concert hall stage
start 14.30
expected end time 15.45

Standard €22.00

Reduction -26 €11.00

Reduction 65+ €19.80

Ticket sales for performances in November and onward will begin at a later date. We will inform you of the start of sales via our newsletter (register at the bottom of this page), this website and our social media pages.

Where Sibelius and the Kalevala are rooted

Discover Sibelius’s runic roots. Rune singing is an age-old, mysterious Finnish tradition that blends song, storytelling and poetry. Sibelius’s music language thoroughly transformed after he met Larin Paraske, the expert at the time in this age-old tradition. Finnish vocalist Ilona Korhonen and kantele player Timo Väänänen bring the runes back to life for us. In between we hear excerpts from the Finnish national folk epic the Kalevala, an intriguing collection of hero stories.

programme

Traditional Finnish rune singing & excerpts from the Kalevala

performers

Ilona Korhonen: song
Timo Väänänen: kantele (traditional Finnish box zither)
Tim Taveirne: text

Sun 13 Oct 2019 -14.30
Concert hall stage
start 14.30
expected end time 15.45

Standard €22.00

Reduction -26 €11.00

Reduction 65+ €19.80

Ticket sales for performances in November and onward will begin at a later date. We will inform you of the start of sales via our newsletter (register at the bottom of this page), this website and our social media pages.

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