Programme 2015

Tue 17.2 In the Master’s Company


An Evening with the Music of Richard Wagner

Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 19.00

Pitkänsillankatu 16
Concert pictures

Esa Ruuttunen baritone

Janne Valkeajoki accordion

Roman Schatz text










For the first time in the music world, the German master composer’s music will be performed with accordion and baritone. World-class baritone and young musician Esa Ruuttunen will fill the hall with a captivating musical performance. Starring Finland’s ”official German,” the author Roman Schatz.

Ruuttunen is one of the best Finnish baritones and has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Finnish National Opera, Savonlinna, Bavaria, London, Vienna and Berlin. In this concert Ruuttunen will treat audiences to Wagner’s most famous arias, including The Flying Dutchman, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin and others. The performance also will feature Franz Liszt arrangements for solo accordion, among them “Senta’s Ballad” and “Elsa’s Dream.” Richard Wagner’s dramatic and strong-yet-delicate tonal language will emerge in full strength in a performance that will also include the music of Bach.

The author Roman Schatz also will present a talk on Wagner’s life, music and incredibly tangled human relationships.

Tickets 15 €/10 €.

KP-Card -4 €

Etukortti 2015

Sun 22.2 Accordion Sledding

Rastimaja 11.00-13.00


It’s fine and well for the skier to ski … when the smooth tones add glide to the ride. The music and juice will warm you up in Rastimaja as you sit around an open fire.
Free Admission

Sat 21.2. Grand Performance Concert

Guardia Nueva

Snellman Hall 15.00 and 19.00

Concert photos

Under the direction of Raimo Vertainen

soloists Teemu Roivainen, Satamakadun Seireenit and Oona Airola


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February 2015 will mark 100 years since the birth of Olavi Virta. We celebrate this milestone by honoring his significant contribution to the accordion world in a concert. The fresh tango king Teemu Roivainen will present Virta’s tango classics through the years. And prepare to meet the famous Malando-tango world Tico-tico in an affair a la guardia.

The evening’s crowing experience will be a performance of pops and tango orchestra Guardia Nueva, whose concerts are filled with thunder and passion – it has to be experienced to be believed. Conductor and MC is Raimo Vertainen.

Come and listen!

Tickets 28 € / S-Card Members 25 €S-EtuVisacmykKPO





Show&Dinner  52 €  17-19 in the concert restaurant. Book not later than 16th of Feb. 2015  Lipputoimisto or Phone 06-8229800

Talviharmonikka buffet (in Finnish)






Sat 21.2 Kallentori singing, dancing and playing

Kallentori 10.00-13.00


Come experience the Market Choir and Kokkola Regional, Vasa Arbis and Kokkola accordion clubs. The public is warmly invited and encouraged to sing – and even dance. As Master of Ceremony, Seppo Soittila will host the evening and perhaps even sing a little.

Free admission






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Sat 21.2 Accordion Exhibit

Snellman Hall 10.00-15.00
Vingenkatu 18

Free Admission

Sat 21.2 Rosso Winter Karaoke

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Commerce and Culture Day.

Singing enthusiasts of all ages are invited to heat up the karaoke stage with their favorite tunes while the temperatures outdoors drop.

Free admission

Sat 21.2 La Riippa Group

Calle Night Club 23.00


The Ostrobothnian La Riipa Group s a blend of jazz-blues-tango-folk-rock-based music and song. The dramatically diverse lineup has been set to music by the group’s soloist and is a testament to the group’s passion for music. (To add some flavor, some tunes will be sung in Nedervetil dialect.)

Song Jessica Riippa

Violin Johanna Lönngren

Piano Jonathan Streng 

Accordion Julia Hansson

Drums Valter Söderbacka

Bass Oskar Sandin

Tickets 8 €, S-Card Members 6 €S-EtuVisacmykKPO




  La Riippa Group: Photography Sarah Ek

Fri 20.2 The First Time X 3

Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 19.00
Pitkänsillankatu 16

Central Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Anna-Maria Helsing
Soloist Niko Kumpuvaara, accordion








The Central Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra’s intense performances have captivated both musicians and the public time and time again. The night’s performance will feature the multi-talented and acclaimed solist Niko Kumpuvaara.

Also making a debut with the orchestra is conductor Anna-Maria Helsing. As if the two premiers weren’t enough, Kimmo Lintinen will present a debut concert – hence the title The First Time x 3.

Featured music includes Hindemith, Villa-Lobos, Lintinen, Skalkottas, Honegger –

Tickets 23 €/ 18 €/ 10 €

Fri 20.2 Book Presentation

History of the Finnish Accordion
City Librarby, Hongell Room 17.00

D.Sc. Marko Tikka will present a book on the history of the Finnish accordion. The intriguing work takes a look at the instrument as well as the music and the people who make up its history. The book is the first comprehensive history of the Finnish accordion.

Free admission

To/Pe 19.-20.2. Säveliä senioreille

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