Sat. 23.2.2013

Sat 23.2. ”The Big Entertainment Concert”

Saturday 23.2 Snellman Hall  15.00 and 19.00


Guardia Neuva
Conductor and master of ceremonies, Raimo Vertainen
Soloists, Arja Koriseva, Tomi Metsäketo, Sami Heinonen and Jonna Pirttijoki

Guardia Nueva is a musical cornucopia – a large pops and tango orchestra bursting with thunderous power yet rife with artistic sensitivity; a group of captivating, talented young musicians under the direction of their spirited conductor, Raimo Vertainen, an authentic  M.U.S.I.K.A.N.T. *

The story, which began in 2001, is still in full swing, yet the repertoire has grown – from Argentinean tango to Finnish popular music, electronic tango, church and Christmas music. Behind it all is the same force: the diverse, delicate, powerful diamond of an orchestra, Guardia Nueva. This is an orchestra that cannot only be heard. It must be experienced.

Arja Koriseva has been one of the music world’s most beloved stars for more than 20 years. The captivating tango queen has had a remarkable career within the Finnish music, television and theater world, and has under her belt 14 CDs, countless concerts, a long list of hit tunes and unforgettable performances in numerous musicals.

With his velvet voice, Tomi Metsäketto has taken part in a wide range of musical projects throughout his career. By the 1980s he had already performed at the Savonlinna Opera Festival and as a boy soloist at Finland’s National Opera, not to mention in various roles in the Cantores Minores choir. Metsäketto is especially known for his interpretations of moving Italian songs and melodies and major musical roles in classics such as Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, Me and My Girl and Odysseus.

Singer Sami Heinonen of Kokkola has, during the last 20 years, taken part in various music projects. Among the more recent is Tangomarkkinat, where he reached the finals.

Admission 28 € / With S-benefits card 25€

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

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Sat 23.2. Kallentori sings, dances and plays

Saturday 23.2.  Kallentori 10.00–12.00

Join the Market Choir, Kokkola Regional Accordion Club and Pedersöre Accordion Club as they sing and play for the enjoyment of all. Members of the audience are encouraged to sing and they are even welcome to dance.

Free Admission

Sat 23.2.

Sorry, this entry is only available in Finnish and Swedish.

Sat 23.2. Rosso’s Winter Karaoke

Saturday 23.2. Rosso’s Corner 13.00–15.00


Business and culture day. Enthusiastic singers of all ages are invited to heat up the Karaoke stage to their favorite tunes while the temperatures drop outside. Musical performances also featured.

Free admission

Sat 23.2. Night in Yxpila, Satamakadun Seireenit

Saturday 23.2. Calle Night Club 23.00

Satamakadun Seireenit is a vibrant singing group that has its roots in the Yxpila Music Society, which operates in the Kokkola City Harbor in Yxpila. Seirenerna’s playlist consists mainly of old pop tunes, made famous by legendary vocal groups such as Harmony Sisters, Andrews Sisters and Metrotytöt.

Admission 8 € / with S-benefits card 6 €

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