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Genre: Chamber music

New Friday with Tampere Raw

The Finnish ensemble performs newly composed Finnish music.

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 Pictures from the Life of Minna Canth 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. Helsinki-born Damström’s vision is for her music to compel the listener to think and to feel.

When Minna Leinonen composes songs, she is inspired by everyday sounds and Finnish folk traditions. Her music has been performed by the BBC Philharmonic and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, among others. Tampere Raw performs her piece Naisen Muotokuva from 2013, which portrays women’s lives through the centuries and contains melodies by medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen.

The ensemble also performs Hele for 12 players by Lotta Wennäkoski, which was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. 

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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 Finnish ensemble performs newly composed Finnish music.

Friday 21 April 2023 20.30

Ends approximately 21.30

Price:

210 SEK

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 Pictures from the Life of Minna Canth 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. Helsinki-born Damström’s vision is for her music to compel the listener to think and to feel.

When Minna Leinonen composes songs, she is inspired by everyday sounds and Finnish folk traditions. Her music has been performed by the BBC Philharmonic and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, among others. Tampere Raw performs her piece Naisen Muotokuva from 2013, which portrays women’s lives through the centuries and contains melodies by medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen.

The ensemble also performs Hele for 12 players by Lotta Wennäkoski, which was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. 

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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 music

    Approximate times
  • Cecilia Damström Minna, Piano Quintet No. 1
    24 min
  • Lotta Wennäkoski Hele
    13 min
  • Minna Leinonen/Hildegard of Bingen Portrait of a Woman
    18 min
  • Participants

  • TampereRaw
  • Maria Itkonen conductor

Friday 21 April 2023 20.30

Ends approximately 21.30

Price:

210 SEK