Focus Rautavaara

Wed 17 October 2012
Concert Hall, Kotka

Thu 18 October 2012
Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki

Fri 19 October 2012

City Hall, Kouvola

* Helsinki Chamber Choir
Kymi Sinfonietta
Yasuo Shinozaki, conductor

Einojuhani Rautavaara Lintukoto
Jean Sibelius Suite no. 2 from The Tempest

* Einojuhani Rautavaara
True and False Unicorn

American poet James Broughton’s unicorn is the personification of the artist, and Rautavaara follows the mythical animal on a musical journey of self-discovery in which the allusions of the text are allied with a wealth of musical references, creating, in the composer’s words, a “tapestry of voices”.

Promoter: Kymi Sinfonietta

18 € / pensioners 13 € / students and unemployed 7 €
The work with them was exciting and efficient. They have a particular ability to adapt themselves to a different sound and aesthetic conception. Their flexibility and enthusiasm gave me the the possibility to work in-depth because of the individual human, vocal and musical qualities of each singer.
Dominique Vellard,
choral conductor
and singer