New Friday with Tampere Raw
The Finnish ensemble performs newly composed Finnish music.
Friday 21 April 2023 20.30Ends approximately 21.30
The ensemble Tampere Raw formed in 2001, when musicians from the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra wanted to introduce their audience to contemporary music. At this concert, they present works by three female composers from Finland. Two of the pieces also interweave elements from historical women composers.
Cecilia Damström’s piano quintet entitled Minna is the first in a trilogy on the theme of the woman’s fate. The piece depicts Finnish feminist Minna Canth, who was active in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Damström’s vision is for her music to compel the listener to think and to feel.
The ensemble also performs Päärme – “Hem” – by Lotta Wennäkoski. As a source of inspiration she had a very concrete idea of craftsmanship – that of sewing. Päärme has a light, bright and pulsative character, and it is built on little canons in many passages. The handprint of the hemming is also enriched with noise sounds and non-conventional playing techniques.
When Minna Leinonen composes songs, she is inspired by everyday sounds and Finnish folk traditions. Tampere Raw performs her piece Portrait of a Woman, which portrays women’s lives through the centuries and contains melodies by medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen.
New Friday is the series for anyone who is curious and interested in exploring the new music of our era. Come early, stay late – the bar will be open before and after the concert with drinks and appetizers.
The musicApproximate times
Cecilia Damström Minna, Piano Quintet No. 124 min
Lotta Wennäkoski Päärme ”Hem” for piano trio12 min
Minna Leinonen/Hildegard of Bingen Portrait of a Woman18 min
- Maria Itkonen conductor
- Maria Sid host