Baritone Aarne Pelkonen to perform at a Turku Music Festival concert

The Turku Music Festival is again producing the opening concert of the ’Music in the Cathedral’ week. This concert, titled Haavekuvia (Dream images), is at Turku Cathedral on Monday 3 February 2020 at 19.00. The performers are Aarne Pelkonen (baritone), Marzi Nyman (piano and guitar), Jukka Perko (saxophone), Erika Maalismaa (violin) and Jani Pensola (bass).

Baritone Aarne Pelkonen is known for his performance as Petter Kummelin, the priest in the opera Jää [Ice] by Jaakko Kuusisto, based on the novel by Ulla-Lena Lundberg, staged at the Finnish National Opera. Haavekuvia [Dream images] is a concert featuring beloved Finnish popular classics and songs written for Pelkonen setting poems by old Finnish masters such as Eino Leino, Aaro Hellaakoski and L. Onerva. These songs were written by Iiro Rantala, Marzi Nyman and Jukka Linkola.

”We are pleased to continue our collaboration with ’Music in the Cathedral’, and this concert is a fine start to our offering for 2020. The concert features some of Finland’s most distinguished musicians and new songs by leading songwriters,” says Liisa Ketomäki, managing director of the Turku Music Festival Foundation.

Aarne Pelkonen: Haavekuvia

3 Feb 2020 19.00 Turku Cathedral

Aarne Pelkonen, baritone
Marzi Nyman, piano & guitar
Jukka Perko, saxophone
Eriikka Maalismaa, violin
Jani Pensola, bass


Laulu oravasta [Song of the squirrel]
Maailma on kaunis [The world is beautiful]
Three songs from Hymyilevä Apollo [Smiling Apollo] by Eino Leino
Sinua sinua rakastan [It is you, it is you that I love]
Väliaikainen [A passing thing]
Yö väistyy [Night recedes]
Tein lasinkuultavan laulun [I struck a note of crystal]
Rannalla [On the shore]
Kuu kalpea [Pale moon]
Kesäyö [Summer night]
Haavekuva [Dream image]

Tickets: 25 | 20 €

Tickets for Haavekuvia [Dream images] go on sale on 19 Nov at 12.00. All Turku Music Festival tickets are sold at Lippupiste outlets.

The Turku Music Festival will be held from 6 to 16 August 2020. The programme for this 61st festival was designed by the artistic director of the Festival, conductor Klaus Mäkelä.

The full programme will be published on 9 March 2020.

Further information and requests for interviews:
Further information is provided by managing director Liisa Ketomäki, , tel. +358407406200

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