9.4.2020
13:00
Tickets from Musiikkitalo 5 € or at Ticketmaster 6,50 €.

Duration 60 minutes, no intermission.

10.4.2020
18:00
Tickets from Ticketmaster, including service fee: 25 € / 20 € / 15 €

Duration 75 minutes, no intermission. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Silent Music: Portraits of Silence

UMO Helsinki, cond. Anna-Maria Helsing, soloist Mirja Mäkelä

Thu 9th April 2020 at 1 pm // Musiikkitalo, Paavo Hall, Helsinki
Fri 10th April 2020at 6 pm // Mikael Agricola church, Helsinki


9.4.2020
13:00
Tickets from Musiikkitalo 5 € or at Ticketmaster 6,50 €.

Duration 60 minutes, no intermission.

Concert info
10.4.2020
18:00
Tickets from Ticketmaster, including service fee: 25 € / 20 € / 15 €

Duration 75 minutes, no intermission. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Concert info

The Easter traditions of the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra will continue in spring 2020 with concerts on the Holy Week: on Holy Thursday at Musiikkitalo and on Good Friday at Mikael Agricola church.

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, vocalist Mirja Mäkelä and Anna-Maria Helsing, who debuts as conductor of the orchestra, interpret Outi Tarkiainen’s compositions from the albums Unpainted Portraits and Into the Woodland Silence. The compositions combine the archaic of the North, the unpredictability of contemporary music, and the poetry that bring the listeners into the intimate atmosphere of the Holy Week. The unique concerts  move freely within the fields of jazz and contemporary music, framed by the strong solo performances of the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra’s musicians.

Conductor Anna-Maria Helsing (b. 1971) has conducted almost all of the major Nordic orchestras and she has also made an outstanding career in the international orchestra field. She has worked e.g. as the artistic director of Oulu Philharmonic and is appointed as a Principal Guest Conductor of BBC Concert Orchestra in London. www.annamariahelsing.com

Mirja Mäkelä (b. 1968) has long been at the forefront of Finnish jazz singers. She has created her own style as a jazz singer and composer. Mäkelä has led her own bands for over 20 years, sung as the soloist with several jazz musicians and jazz bands, and released three solo albums. jazzfinland.fi/artisti/mirja-makela

Outi Tarkiainen (b. 1985) is one of the most interesting composers of her generation. Tarkiainen has composed orchestral, vocal, chamber and solo music, works for orchestras and soloists, and music for jazz orchestras. In Tarkiainen’s compositions, classical music and the tradition of jazz live in innovative interaction. www.outitarkiainen.fi

The concert at Musiikkitalo is a part of the series AUF, launched in spring 2018, between Avanti!, UMO Helsinki and FiBO. The project explores new types of collaboration between orchestras and different concert-organising bodies.

A serial ticket for three AUF-concerts is also available:
Wed 5.2.2020 at 1 pm // Paavo Hall of the Music House, Helsinki. With love, FiBO. Baroque from Italian masters. Tickets >>
Sat 28.3.2020 at 1 pm // Paavo Hall of the Music House, Helsinki. Avanti: Joy – Feeling Free. Tickets >> 
Thu 9.4.2020 at 1 pm // Paavo Hall of the Music House, Helsinki. UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: Silent Music. Tickets >>