The Helsinki Cathedral Crypt Helsinki
Helsinki Organ Summer
J. S. Bach – C. P. E. Bach – Kirnberger
Irma Niskanen, violin
Petteri Pitko, harpsichord and organ
To start the Residency Series this fall on October 8th, violinist Ilya Gringolts challenges Pietro Locatelli, a virtuoso like him from the 18th century. In the second concert on November 5th, Antti Tikkanen and FiBO Singers crack the secret musical code of Bach’s solo partita in D minor. On December 1st, the season culminates in a broad variety of Baroque orchestra music and the premiere of a piece by Jukka Tiensuu.
What will the spring of 2018 bring? Alto Susanne Langner, especially known for her interpretations of Bach, kicks off the series as FiBO’s soloist on February 9th. The second concert, a concert version of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, will be performed twice on April 27th and 29th. The series comes to an end on May 18th with a visit by violinist Amandine Beyer, who charmed audience during her last stay in Finland.
The Finnish Baroque Orchestra will perform also during the summer holiday season. From June to August, there are eight different performances, in five different localities, with an ensemble consisting of everything from duos to full orchestra. A majority of the concerts are part of various festival programs. There is free entry to some of the events. Read more about the concerts.