Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Wish Concert: Music & mind Jukka-Pekka Saraste & Victor Wooten, bass

  • Time:

    • Fri 23.8.2024 19:00

    • Duration: 1h 45min

  • Address:

    Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall
    Töölönlahdenkatu
    00100 Helsinki

  • Tickets:

    20–48 / 14–34 € (Musiikkitalo)

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Event Introduction

Works for the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s wish concert has been requested by the President of the Republic of Finland Alexander Stubb, Professor Suvi Saarikallio and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin.

Mr Levitin’s books popularising science, also published in Finnish, have been international bestsellers, and he has studied in particular the interaction between music and the brain. Suvi Saarikallio is a music educator and associate professor of psychology who has studied music, particularly from the perspectives of emotional regulation, psychological well-being and adolescent development.

Guests will gather at the Helsinki Music Centre to discuss music, the mind and the works they have chosen, performed by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste. The bass soloist will be Victor Wooten, considered one of the best active bassists in the world. Wooten, a five-time Grammy winner, is known in the worlds of fusion jazz and funk, as well as for his classical music and pedagogical work.

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Victor Wooten, bass

Programme:

Benjamin Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra op. 34
Jean Sibelius: Aallottaret, op. 73

Victor Wooten: La Lección Tres
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia op. 26

Additional programme:

Before the concert at 18:00, Victor Wooten, Daniel J. Levitin and Suvi Saarikallio will discuss Music & Mind and the evening’s works in the main Music Hall workshop. The discussion will be moderated by Marko Ahtisaari, Artistic Director of the Festival.

After the concert, at 21:00, Victor Wooten and Daniel J. Levitin will play together in the main club of the Music Centre and continue the discussion on the theme of Music & Mind. Admission to the club is free.

 

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Classical and Contemporary Music

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Event Information

  • Time:

    • Fri 23.8.2024 19:00

    • Duration: 1h 45min

  • Address:

    Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall
    Töölönlahdenkatu
    00100 Helsinki

  • Tickets:

    20–48 / 14–34 € (Musiikkitalo)

    Get tickets

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