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May 2015

Naantali Music Festival

A summer celebration of Jean Sibelius and Aulis Sallinen with leading artists at Naantali Music Festival:

Saturday 6, June 2015 at 4 pm
Kultaranta Garden concert

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Okko Kamu, conductor
Helena Juntunen, soprano
Michel Lethiec, clarinet
Radovan Latkovic, horn

Naantali Music Festival has exclusive permission to hold concerts in the garden of Kultaranta, the summer residence of the President of Finland, and a unique Concert in the Park has been arranged during every presidential term since the 1980s. The concert on Saturday 6 June with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Okko Kamu will commence with the concluding Alla marcia movement from Sibelius’ famous Karelia Suite and end with his grandiose Finlandia.

Naantali Music Festival will honour milestone birthdays of Jean Sibelius and Aulis Sallinen with an unprecedented range of works by both of these Finnish composing giants over a 12-day festival period from 2 to 13 June 2015.

Grande Finale

“Grande Finale”

Tursday 21, May 2015
Finlandia Hall

Senior Bandmaster Elias Seppälä
Helena Juntunen, soprano
Arne Pelkonen, baritone
The Polytech Choir
Lapland Military Band

After a prominent career as someone who has done a great deal for woodwind music and military music, Senior Bandmaster Elias Seppälä is retiring. This will be his farewell concert and includes musicians from many different bands performing symphonic woodwind music together. Bands represented include the Lapland Military Band, the Guards Band as well as the Polytechnic Choir and opera soloists. The programme of the evening includes works by Auli Sallinen, Leevi Madetoja, Toivo Kuulas, Rodio Shchedrin and Peter Tchaikovsky.

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