Jimi Tenor & UMO Helsinki – Terra Exotica

Audience safety at the concert...
Read more ->

Great Voices: Efrat Alony (IL) feat. UMO Helsinki – New Jewish Folk Songs

Audience safety at the concert...
Read more ->

UMO Helsinki Ensemble: The Blues and the Abstract Truth

Audience safety at the concert...
Read more ->

Audience safety at the concerts 2021

Updated September 9, 2021 Welc...
Read more ->

UMO Helsinki feat. Linda May Han Oh – Firedancer

Audience safety at the concert...
Read more ->

UMO Helsinki feat. Manuel Dunkel – Manu 50 years

Audience safety at the concert...
Read more ->

UMO Helsinki & Pink Twins feat. Kadi Vija play Twin Peaks – Music of Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch

Audience safety at the concert...
Read more ->

Jazztasting – UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra feat. Emma Salokoski

Come to savour blue notes, sti...
Read more ->

ON DEMAND: UMO Helsinki feat. John Hollenbeck: Almost Eternal Interlude

Updated 16th August 2021:  Li...
Read more ->

Jazz Jam & Brew @ Konepaja Biergarten

Welcome to the jazz jam sessio...
Read more ->

ON DEMAND: AUF: Music for everyone – Three orchestras together again // Avanti!, UMO Helsinki & Fibo

Audience safety at Musiikkital...
Read more ->

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra & UMO Helsinki – Orchestra Heroes

Audience safety at Musiikkital...
Read more ->

16.5.2017
12:00
Free entry

Duration 60 min

Lunch concert:

UMO & Jarmo Julkunen

Tue 16.5.2017 at 12.00 // Savoy-theatre, Helsinki


16.5.2017
12:00
Free entry

Duration 60 min

The piece for big band and a banjo was commissioned from composer Sami Klemola and has its first public performance in May. UMO and the banjo soloist Jarmo Julkunen play the composition at Savoy Theatre in the last free of charge lunch concert of the spring season.

The banjo has long history in jazz music, and it was especially popular in the compositions of 1910’s and 1920’s. In this concert, banjo is not merely a minor character but a great protagonist. The audience has the privilege to hear what happens when a contemporary composer spices the rhythms of the banjo with electronic effects. In the brand new piece of music, absurd rhythmic is combined with a completely original sonic universe. Nevertheless, the music is energetic and easily accessible, a perfect midday treat.

The banjoist of the concert is a versatile musician, composer Jarmo Julkunen (b. 1973). In addition to his projects in classical and chamber music, he has collaborated widely with jazz musicians and poets, and he also has a history in theatre music. Fittingly, Julkunen says that interdisciplinary art projects are close to his heart.

Guitarist-composer Sami Klemola’s (b. 1973) versatile list of works includes, for example, chamber music, orchestral music, opera and sound installations. Klemola also works as a teacher in Sibelius Academy and as the artistic director of Tampere Biennale (festival of contemporary music).

The conductor of the concert is Kirmo Lintinen.

The concert is played at Savoy Theatre 12–1 p.m. and is free of charge. Lunch is served next door at restaurant Presto before and after the concert (from €10.20). The lunch is not compulsory, so you can just walk in and enjoy the music.

Production: UMO Jazz Orchestra, Savoy Theatre and restaurant Presto.

Free entry!

Other concerts

ON DEMAND: AUF: Music for everyone – Three orchestras together again // Avanti!, UMO Helsinki & Fibo
Tue
14th Sep 2021 at 7 pm
Tue
12th Oct 2021 at 11 pm
Info & tickets ->
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra & UMO Helsinki – Orchestra Heroes
Tue
21st Sep 2021 at 7 pm
Info & tickets ->
UMO Helsinki Ensemble: The Blues and the Abstract Truth
Wed
22nd Sep 2021 at 7 pm
Info & tickets ->
Hietalahti Soi Festival: UMO Helsinki Ensemble feat. Sinne Eeg & Karl Olandersson
Sat
2nd Oct 2021 at 7 pm
Info & tickets ->
UMO Helsinki & Pink Twins feat. Kadi Vija play Twin Peaks – Music of Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch
Sat
9th Oct 2021 at 5 pm
Sat
9th Oct 2021 at 7 pm
Info & tickets ->
UMO Helsinki feat. Linda May Han Oh – Firedancer
Fri
15th Oct 2021 at 7 pm
Info & tickets ->
UMO Helsinki feat. Manuel Dunkel – Manu 50 years
Tue
2nd Nov 2021 at 7 pm
Info & tickets ->
Jimi Tenor & UMO Helsinki – Terra Exotica
Fri
19th Nov 2021 at 7 pm
Sat
20th Nov 2021 at 7 pm
Info & tickets ->
Great Voices: Efrat Alony (IL) feat. UMO Helsinki – New Jewish Folk Songs
Thu
25th Nov 2021 at 7 pm
Fri
26th Nov 2021 at 6 pm
Info & tickets ->
RESCHEDULED: Great Voices #2: Ola Onabulé (UK/NGR) feat. UMO Helsinki
Wed
23rd Mar 2022 at 7 pm
Info & tickets ->