23.1.2018
12:00
The concert is played at Savoy Theatre at 12–1 p.m. and is free of charge. It is possible to book a ticket for free from the outlets of City of Helsinki Cultural office (Savoy Theatre, Vuotalo, Malmitalo, Stoa or Kanneltalo) or for a fee of €1 from Lippupiste.

Savoy Theatre, 

Lunch is served next door at restaurant Presto before and after the concert (from €10.30). The meal is not compulsory, so you can just walk in and enjoy the concert.

Lunch Concert: UMO – Northern Lights

Tue 23rd of January 2018 at noon, at Savoy Theatre, Helsinki


23.1.2018
12:00
The concert is played at Savoy Theatre at 12–1 p.m. and is free of charge. It is possible to book a ticket for free from the outlets of City of Helsinki Cultural office (Savoy Theatre, Vuotalo, Malmitalo, Stoa or Kanneltalo) or for a fee of €1 from Lippupiste.

Savoy Theatre, 

Lunch is served next door at restaurant Presto before and after the concert (from €10.30). The meal is not compulsory, so you can just walk in and enjoy the concert.

January is a dark month and statistically the coldest period of the year in Finland. These natural forces have driven the conductor of the first lunch concert of the year, Ville Vannemaa, to choose music compatible to the harsh conditions of northern winter: biting frosts, endless darkness and sparkling northern lights. In this concert the merciless arctic winter manifests itself in the Nordic jazz of UMO.

All composers of the Nordic jazz scene see the northern lights in their own ways. The orchestra plays music from Palle Mikkelborg, Jarmo Savolainen, Jan Allan, Kari Komppa and others. The soloists of the compositions play considerably important roles and the virtuoso players of UMO have lots of room for solos.

Nordic jazz, as well as the Nordic in general, has lately attracted more and more attention all over the world. In the strictest sense of the concept, Nordic jazz is a style of music played by Nordic musicians. The austere climate is etched on the melody and harmony of the Nordic jazz.

In the Northern Lights lunch concert the audience will hear how the northern lights, freezing temperatures and darkness sound like.

The conductor of the concert is Ville Vannemaa.

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

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