Programme 2015

Wed 18.2. Under a Paris Sky


Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 19.00

Pitkänsillankatu 16

Concert pictures

Jorma Uotinen music, song

featured performers

Jari Hakkarainen piano

Petri Ikkelä accordion

Helena Plathan cello

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In Under a Paris Sky, Jorma Uotinen and his accompanying musicians will transport us to the cafes of St. Germain, all the way to the Siene. Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Leo Ferre, Juliette Greco – the immortals of the French chanson tradition still inspire singers today. We’ll also hear evergreens such as La Vie en Rose, Ne me quitte pas, Avec le temps and Il n’y a plus d’apres. “In my interpretations I strive, with the help of the music and the feelings it evokes, to tap into the listener’s inner-most feelings of love, joy and sorrow. The concert is a way to see and interpret the world, life and ourselves. ” Jorma Uotinen

The performance will run 1 hour and 15 minutes without intermission

Tickets 25 €

Wed 18.2 Lunch music

Käyttöauto´s Bistro 11.00

Students from Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory

Free admission

Wed 18.2 Kulmalla loves Winter Accordion

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Corner’s Pub 21.00
Torikatu 24








Surprise entertainers

Free admission


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Ti 17.2. Oikein väärin ymmärretty-suomalainen kulttuurishokki

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

Ti 17.2. Sankarihommia – Lastenkonsertti

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

Ti Laskiaisrieha

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

Kaupunginjohtajan tervehdys

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

Mon 16.2. Young Virtuosos Let Loose


Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 18.00

Pitkänsillankatu 16

Concert pictures







Young accordionists from Kokkola and Pietarsaari

Free admission


Sun 15.2 Sunday Coffee Concert


Snellman Hall 15.00

Tiernapojat Conductor Kari PappinenTiernat

Consert pictures

K-30 Orchestra Conductor Raimo Vertainen

Coffee host Aku-Petteri Pahkamäki

Coffee Concert

The lively and spirited K30 orchestra is turning 6.7 years-old.

How many orchestras can say there is a 50-year age span between its youngest and oldest member? K30 can, and for this reason it is an established phenomenom in Ostrobothnia. K30 plays music in its own style to raise the spirits of all – even its own musicians. Think of it as a musical amusement park for people of all ages.

We’re also throwing into the mix Kokkolan Tiernapojat, masters of masculine orchestral movements that range from traveller’s songs to Juice Leskinen. A little over a double-quartet in size, tiernapojat offers a musical experience that is exuberant yet sharp. Now it takes the stage yet again to conquer new territory.

Aku, our coffee host, will tell stories and even sing. In addition to leading the DSC_0276concert, he is sure to draw the public – and the performers, too – into his fantasy world.

Tickets 15 € / 10 €

Tickets also  LC Kokkola/Kokko, 040 5554310 (Kalevi Lempola), 0400 269990 (Erkki Koittola), 050 5622845 (Tuomo Jaakola).





The Coffee Concert is part of the Central Ostrobothnia Regional Council anniversary





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Sun 15.2. Russian Splendor ESSe Quintet


Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 19.00

Pitkänsillankatu 16



Kirill Evseev balalaika

Dmitrii Gogolev domra

Chernyh Daria bass balalaika

Ksenia Kvochko accordion

Mikhail Krylov accordion


A glamorous quintet from St. Petersburg, Russia. The Esse Quintet musical experience finds the Russian-Slavic musical tradition expressed with extreme technical virtuoisity to produce a harmonious whole.

The quintet’s founding members met and studied music at St. Petersburg State University and the Rimski-Korsakov Conservatory. The Esse Quintet has since won numerous international competitions, including Klingenthal (Germany) in 2011 and the Coupe Mondial (Spoleto, Italy) 2012 orchestra series, and its international performances have been met with great applause. The Esse sound includes suverent, the Russian genre, but also classical music and pop.

The Kokkola concert will feature Russian melodies but also special arrangements of Michael Jackson and Antionio Vivaldi.

Tickets 15 € / 10 €

ESSe release in Russian

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Sun 15.2. Accordion Indoor Orienteering

Länsipuiston koulu 9.00-10.00
Torikatu 41

Come and enjoy the festival’s spirited and sporty opening! Orienteers from every direction will descend on the school to navigate a course boasting four levels. Music will complete the scene!

Arr. Kokkolan Suunnistajat ry

Starting fee 4 €
Free for those under 18

Sun 15.2. Kokkola Wintertime

Mannerheim Square 17.00

What was life like during winter in the Kokkola of yesterday? Did it get cold inside and did snow get in the house?

Kokkola tourist guides invite you on a history-filled tour of the town. You will hear stories about wintertime life in Kokkola long ago. After the tour enjoy some of Skipper’s glögg and Hilja’s gingerbread.

Free admission

Tulossa 2015…

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    AlfaTV, Centria, City-Kokkola, Italian Kulttuuri-instituutti, Keski-Suomen Museo, Kokkolan Jymy, Kokkolan Latu, Lipputoimisto, Mediakeskus LIME, Pietarsaaren kaupunki, Suomi-Venäjä Seura, Taide Vionoja, Truba ry, Visit Kokkola
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