Archive for Harriet Jossfolk-Furu
Anne Yrjänä has been capturing the festival on film since 2009. From her archive of roughly 24,000 photos, she has selected her favorites to be featured in a virtual photo exhibit.
Rastimaja 12-3 p.m.
Dancing and skiing are better to the smooth tones of the accordion. The flames of Rastimaja’s open fire will create an inviting atmosphere at Winter Accordion’s beloved closing event. Event presented by Kokkolan Harmonikkaklubi.
Ski waxing and maintenance available.
Warm juice serving
Kallentori 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
This much-loved public gathering offers a wide-ranging selection of Finnish favorites, and will feature Torikööri, the Kokkolanseudun Accordion Family, Duo Janne & Pekka and the accordion trio Aurore from Jyväskylä. Expect a song- and music-filled gathering where dancing is more than welcome. Master of Ceremonies Seppo Lankinen will share anecdotes and of course play a song or two.
Rosso’s Corner 3-9 p.m.
Business and culture day. Lively singers of every age are warmly welcomed to sing their favorite Karaoke songs.
Rosso Corner 6-9 p.m.
Sauna, music, karaoke and fresh water in the hot tub – yes, this is the scene at this downtown Kokkola event, where we warmly welcome you to enjoy a sauna. Guests are welcome to enjoy two wooden saunas and a basin, all at Rosso’s corner. Separate tent dressing rooms will be available for both men and women. As dusk falls over Kokkola, the city lights will start to shine and the sauna’s roar will be heard on the city streets. Come and join us!
Teemu Haapaniemi and Seppo Lankinen sing and play and make sure that the sauna is warm.
Snellman Hall lobby 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sales exhibit of Lasse Pihlajamaas accordions.
Snellman Hall 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Soloists Mika Pohjonen and Jennie Storbacka.
Conductor and host Raimo Vertainen
This year’s performance features the acclaimed tenor and tango king Mika Pohjonen, as well as Jennie Storbacka, who audiences will know from the Voice of Finland. Mika Pohjonen’s captivating voice is well-known to Guardia Nueva – and its audiences have hoped to hear more. Now, their wish is finally granted. The concert will be a Guardia Nueva debut for Jennie, who has family roots in Pedersöre. She presently features in Vasa City Theatre’s performance of Stormskärs Maja.
Guardia Nueva’s Grand Entertainment Concert features Finnish as well as international music, and includes tangos, film music and musical hits. This is a musical experience served with all the spices!
Tickets 30 €
With S-Card 27 €
Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
An evening of Argentinian Tango. Come and experience the heat of tango and get your Latin glow on. Dance or just listen and enjoy the music – it’s all up to you!
The evening will begin with a Tango DJ and then from 22-23 the fine Finnish tango duo Tango del Norte will take the stage.
Tango del Norte
Tango Del Norte are guaranteed to wow audiences with its skillful Argentinian and South American Tango music performances. The acclaimed duo has toured extensively throughout Finland, performed abroad and worked with famous Argentinian vocalists. Years of study and experience has resulted in an authentic Tango experience like that found in a Buenos Aires restaurante. In August 2018, Sami Pirttilahti won the prestigious Che Bendoneon competition in the US.
Sami Pirttilahti bandoneon
Ville Westergård piano
Snellman Hall 9 a.m.
For swedish speaking primary schools in Kokkola
Lars Karlsson accordion
Öivind Farmen accordion/bajan
The Swedish one-row accordion virtuoso Lars Karlsson was chosen ”Accordionist of the Year” in Sweden and as a soloist won the Nordic Championship. Øivind Farmen from Trondheim is an accordion master who performs Norwegian folk music as well as music from the present era. He is considered one of Norway’s best accordionists.
Bayan Tonic combines lyrics with folk, tango, world music and classical styles. This duo has toured the world, performing in, among others, the USA, Austria, England and Iceland, and has earned acclaim with its unique mix of two different accordions, which together produce a rarely experienced sound.
In 2011 the duo performed for a live DVD and in 2014 released a single.
10 a.m. Kokkola, Kuusikummun palvelutalo, Kuusitie 20
12 p.m. Kokkola, Tervakartano, Tehtaankatu 27
1.15 p.m. Kokkola, Honkaharjun palvelutalo, Sairaalankatu 2 C
2.45 p.m. Kruunupyy, Sandbacka vårdcenter, Såkavägen 25
Seppo Lankinen plays and sings at senior living facilities. Expect waltzes, tangos, schlager and other favorites, as well as a few anecdotes. Mr. Lankinen is currently the Drake Arts Center’s resident artist.