Kimmo Pohjonen: 60th anniversary concert

  • Time:

    • Mon 19.8.2024 19:00

  • Address:

    Huvila
    Eläintarhantie 8
    00530 Helsinki

  • Tickets:

    39,90 € (Lippu.fi)

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Event Introduction

Internationally-acclaimed accordion artist and composer Kimmo Pohjonen celebrates his 60th birthday at Huvila by premiering the big year’s magnum opus, 60 Zone.

In addition to the main work of the anniversary year, the concert will feature Uniko, which was premiered at Huvila 20 years ago with the legendary Kronos Quartet and Samuli Kosminen, who was co-composer of the work. Pohjonen’s work was performed twice at the sold-out Huvila in 2004 and has since continued to travel to concert halls, jazz festivals and rock clubs – Uniko is one of Pohjonen’s best-known and most significant works and has been performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Barbican in London and the Colours of Ostrava jazz festival in front of 12,000 people.

To mark the anniversary, Pohjonen and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste, will perform the work at Huvila. Live electronics will be provided by Juuso Hannukainen. Top Estonian conductor Kaljuste fell in love with the work in 2020, and a version arranged for chamber orchestra has been performed in Tallinn under Kaljuste to sold-out audiences in 2021-2022. The chamber orchestra version of Uniko will now be heard for the first time in Finland and at Huvila.

Pohjonen, an artist loved by the Helsinki Festival audience, has performed several concerts at Huvila, each one more ecstatic than the other. In 2014, he celebrated his 50th birthday memorably at Huvila. In addition to the big year’s magnum opus, the Huvila concert will feature another significant project from Pohjonen, which will be revealed later.

More information:

Doors: 17.30
Kimmo Pohjonen: 19.00

Age limit: 18

Supported by:

Estonian Ministry of Culture
Finnish-Estonian Cultural Fond

In co-operation with:

Embassy of Estonia in Helsinki
Nargen Festival

Categories

Huvila, Classical and Contemporary Music

Map

Accessibility

-Disabled access: Ramped access at main entrance. Box office fully accessible.
-Disabled toilet (please note that the toilet is not fitted with an alarm).
-Wheelchair seating/event: 4 (more seating may be available depending on the nature of the show). Accompanying assistant addmitted without extra charge.
-Induction loop.
-Grounded outlet available in the seating area.

Event Information

  • Time:

    • Mon 19.8.2024 19:00

  • Address:

    Huvila
    Eläintarhantie 8
    00530 Helsinki

  • Tickets:

    39,90 € (Lippu.fi)

    Get tickets

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