Fr. 19.2.2016

Lunch Music

Fri 19.2.2016 at 11.00 Kokkola City Hall
Kauppatori 5

Student musicians bring on the atmosphere at lunch.

Free admission




The music juggler

Fri 19.2.2016 at 19.00 Conservatory
Pitkänsillankatu 16









Jérôme Thomas, juggler
Jean-Francois Baez, accordion


A juggler’s concert is an exceptional experience that promises surprises every time. This duo is made up of two virtuosos. Jerome manipulates whatever object he happens to have on him at the time while Jean-Francois plays music that lies somewhere on the border of jazz, tango and chanson. For an hour, the two engage in a dialogue that meanders through passion, humor and the artistry the two possess. Jerome Thomas is a juggler’s ambassador who also enjoys pantomime and clowning. He has performed throughout Europe as well as in Moscow’s major circuses and at various festivals in Asia and Africa. Audiences can expect a phenomenal evening in the true spirit of French circus art and music. Messieurs Dames, s’il vous plait.


Tickets 20€/10€

Kimmo Pohjonen Solo

Fr 19.2.2016 at 21.00 Conservatory
Pitkänsilakatu 16




csf0ERgEZXdxSUlpUbq7S4wx7qaoZTLdoHtv6y79epUAccordion artist and composer Kimmo Pohjonen has become one of Finland’s most internationally performing artists. His performances take place abroad 90 percent of the time.

During his career, he’s performed in over 500 musical festivals and in the world’s most known concert houses.

Pohjonen owes his large, international following to his ability to bravely reinterpret the familiar without disrespecting the original composition. His goal is to perform little-known works, while respecting them in their original form. He has a particular talent for using the accordion as an improvisation tool to play in rock, folk, and avant-garde.

He has often been described as “shaman,” “mystic” and Jimmy Hendrix.


Tickets 20 €/ 10 €


Winter Accordion’s Rautawaara Club

Fri. 19.2.2016 at 22.00 Corner’s Pub, Hotel Seurahuone
Torikatu 24

kcDFIf4W1Vhj0FeBp2U4fQYlwTRr_VfbP2_T01vbppgKaustinen’s Tallari is a music group within folk music with a long and distinguished history. In 2016, the group will celebrate its 30-year anniversary. The current lineup features Katri Haukilahti, Sampo Korvatunturi and Ritva Talvitie. Its main focus is traditional folk as well as boundary-crossing, innovative sounds.

The accordion has played a major role in Tallari’s music from the start and continues to do so. The evening’s performance will find the sweet clang of the two row diatonic accordion paired with strong rhythms. Expect to hear – in addition to enjoyable polkas – waltzes, jenkkor and heartfelt compositions from France, England and Sweden. An emotional experience is guaranteed.

MäSä duo emerged from the termination chaos of the Kaustinen Folk Festival. It wasn’t long before their Southern Ostrobothnian charms had audiences up on their feet, something easily accomplished with their rich and joyful music. (If the atmosphere is just right, the boys might even start singing.) A performance is peppered with banter as well as jokes and stories from real life.

MäSä Duo consists of Lauri Kotamäki on the 2.5 row accordion (Pirulainen, 5/5, Haka) and Kyösti Järvela on violin. (Pirulainen, Bill Hota & Pulver).


Tickets 8

  • Pääyhteistyökumppanit

    Opetus ja kulttuuriministeriö
  • Yhteistyökumppanit

    Actilife, AlfaTV, Centria, City-Kokkola, FinnFami, Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri, K.H. Renlundin museo, Kokkolan Jymy, Kokkolan Latu, Kulkurirunot, Lipputoimisto, Mediakeskus LIME, Pietarsaaren kaupunki, Pränttärit, Suomen harmonikkaliitto, Visit Kokkola, YLE, YTN
  • Tukijat

    Asunto Björndahl, Oy Autoliike Nystedt Bilaffär Oy, Canorama, Dahl Linjetrafik Ab, Drake Arts Center, Firma FootPrint Harriet Jossfolk-Furu, Grano Oy, Halpa-Halli, Harmonikkamyynti Dynamis, Hotel Kokkola, Hotelli Nukkumatti, Ab HUR Oy, Huusholli keittiöt, Keliber, Keski-Pohjanmaan kulttuurirahasto, KIP Service Oy, Kokko-Dent, Kokkolan LVIS-palvelu Oy, Kokkolan Matkatoimisto Oy, Kokkolan Satama, Konstsamfundet, Kukkakauppa Mari Havia, Kuljetusliike Lindgren Oy, Modus Musiikki, Musiikkiliike Kokkolan Laitevälitys Oy, Näkömestari Oy, Power Kokkola, Rani-Plast, Rauanheimo, Rosso, Sokos Hotel Kaarle, Stiftelsen Kulturfonden för Gamlakarlebynejden r.f., Svenska Kulturfonden.
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