Sun. 17.2.2013

Sun 17.2. War creates its own music

Sunday 17.2 Snellman Hall 19.00
Concert photos

Taina Piira, soprano

Raimo Laukka,  baritone

Seppo Hovi, iano, accordion, program leader and narrator

During the Winter War’s horror-filled months there was little time for entertainment. At best, there were hymns and patriotic songs. However, even during years of battle, artists – from  singers of opera to revue –came forward to entertain warring troops. During this time, entertainment was subject to state protection and played a vital social role. The grief, uncertainty and apprehension experienced during wartime unified the Finnish people in a way experienced neither before nor since. At that time, high culture and entertainment were one and the same. The music ranged from Merikanto to Malmsten; from popular German songs to Finnish film soundtracks.

These men sang on the banks of the Eldanka River while dreaming of home. You are invited to experience their songs, and to hear stories about the wartime entertainers who performed for soldiers in battleground shelters and military hospitals, and for those who expressed a longing for comfort and joy during those song-filled nights.

Admission 20 €

Tickets:

Lions Club Kokkola/Kokko

050-3398925, 0500-660349

and Käsityöliike Katariina

The rear seating area of Snellman Hall is raised for better performance viewing

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