Onnea 20-vuotiaalle!

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Juhlan aika

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Kestävää kehitystä 20 vuotta

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International Greetings!

On behalf of all the international delegates, I would like to thank the Finland CIA Premiere Voting Member Suomen Harmonikkaliitto (SHL) and the Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival for hosting the 2018 Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Winter Congress in Kokkola, Finland.
The CIA is a member of the International Music Council (IMC), an NGO official partner of UNESCO. The CIA 139th General Assembly of Delegates Congress will meet in Kokkola from February 16th to 18th with international delegates from many countries enjoying the superb music being featured at the 20th anniversary Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival.
I am sure, all of us will be very happy to return to Finland after the wonderful Coupe Mondiale in Turku in 2015.
Thanks to the Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival Artistic Director Raimo Vertainen for this invitation.

Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes
Mirco Patarini, President

 

The City of Kokkola congratulates the 20-year-old festival!
For 20 years, the Kokkola Winter Accordion has worked hard trying to lower the threshold for people to come and enjoy the concerts. The Kokkola Winter Accordion and its maestro, Raimo, have made a lasting impression on the music scene in Kokkola and we wish to thank him for his long-term work for the benefit of the city’s cultural life. We would also like to extend our best wishes to the festival in the coming year!

Stina Mattila
Mayor

Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes

Kansanvälinen Harmonikkaliitto on maailmanlaajuinen musiikkijärjestö ja yhteistyöverkosto. Confederation Internationale des Accordéonistes eli CIA perustettiin Pariisissa v. 1935. Se on siten yksi maailman vanhimpia musiikkialan järjestöjä.
CIA:n jäsenistöön kuuluu 43 jäsenjärjestöä eri puolilta maailmaa: jäseniä ovat mm. Australia, Uusi-Seelanti, Brasilia, Kiina, USA, Kazakstan, Venäjä, useimmat Keski-Euroopan maat sekä kaikki Pohjoismaat ja Baltian maat. Jäsenet ovat eri maiden harmonikkamusiikin järjestöt ja instituutiot, korkeakoulujen osastot ja muut harmonikkamusiikin toimijat.
Suomen Harmonikkaliitto ry on ollut CIA:n jäsen jo vuodesta 1959.
CIA:n tärkein tapahtuma on kansainvälinen Coupe Mondiale –harmonikkakilpailu, joka järjestetään vuosittain eri jäsenmaissa. Se kerää yhteen nuoret harmonikansoittajat, opettajat ja muut alan ammattilaiset eri puolilta maailmaa. Coupe Mondiale –kilpailu on järjestetty keskeytyksettä jo 70 vuoden ajan.
Kokkolan Talviharmonikka –festivaali isännöi vuonna 2018 CIA:n Talvikongressia, joka on järjestön toinen vuosittainen tapahtuma. Talvikongressi tarjoaa isäntämaalle tilaisuuden esittäytyä kansainväliselle delegaatiolle ja vahvistaa sitä kautta omaa toimintaansa.
CIA:n puheenjohtaja (2017-2021) on Mirco Patarini Italiasta. Pääsihteerinä toimii suomalainen Kimmo Mattila. CIA:n arkisto sijaitsee Ikaalisissa Suomen Harmonikkainstituutin yhteydessä.

Kimmo Mattila
Pääsihteeri

Sat 17.2 Sing, dance and play at Kallentori

Kallentori 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pitkänsillankatu 15

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The market choir, Torikööri, offers Finnish compositions that promise to delight. This year, come and enjoy Kokkolanseudun Accordion Club, Talkoopelimannit and guests from Sweden, Kramfors Accordion Club. The club hails from the Ådalen in the High Coast area, known for its very strong accordion tradition. Jörgen Sundeqvist leads the club. Enjoy the music but feel free to dance, too. MC Seppo Lankinen will host and play a song or two.

Everyone is welcome!

Free admission

Sat 17.2 Accordion Exhibit

Snellman Hall lobby 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Vingenkatu 18

Accordion exhibit (Lasse Pihlajamaa) and sale.

Free admission

Sat 17.2 Trailer Sauna, Part 2

Rosso Corner 1 p.m.
Isokatu 4

Concertphotos

An authentic sauna-trailer concert! Experience the sauna’s wonderful steam and some refreshing water from the sauna bucket while the music lifts your spirits.

There’s room for six in the sauna. Get your ticket in advance. Tickets include one sauna visit, a bucket of water, sauna music and drinks.

Music performed by the sauna-loving Seppo Lankinen and Raimo Vertainen.

Tickets 10 €

Sun 18.2 Annual accordion dancing and skiing

Rastimaja 12-3 p.m.
Ahvenpolku 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing and skiing are better to the smooth tones of the accordion. The flames of Rastimaja’s open fire will create an inviting atmosphere at Winter Accordion’s closing event. Event presented by Kokkolan Harmonikkaklubi. Ski waxing and maintenance available.

Warm juice serving

Free admission

Sat 17.2 Rosso Winter Karaoke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rosso Corner 3-9 p.m.
Isokatu 4

Commerce and culture day. Enthusiastic singers of all ages are warmly welcome to sing their favorite Karaoke tunes.

Free admission

Sat 17.2 Grand Entertainment Concert

Snellman Hall 3 p.m and 7 p.m.
Vingenkatu 18

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Guardia Nueva
Soloists Johanna Försti and Teemu Roivainen
Conductor and host Raimo Vertainen

Johanna Försti and Teemu Roivainen will perform as Guardia Nueva soloists as Kokkola Winter Accordion celebrates its 20th Anniversary.

The acclaimed tango king Teemu has sung with Guardia Nueva several times previously – leaving audiences each time in hopes of hearing him again soon. It will be first appearance with the orchestra for the delightful Försti, who is known most recently for her solo singing performance on Tanssii Tähtien Kanssa.

Guardia Nueva’s performance will take audiences on a musical journey in Finland and around the world – from Tango to musicals to film music. Expect musical treats and surprises, among them beloved songs from Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Theater Boat, Mamma Mia, Fiddler on the Roof and Jersey Boys. And, as always, there will be evergreens from the Schlager world.

Tickets 30 €
With S bonus card 27 €

Sat 17.2 Vimma Allstars

Calle Nightclub 11 p.m.
Kauppatori 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timo Oiva guitar, vocals
Lassi Peurakoski thin whistle, mandolin
Kalle Mansikkaniemi violin
Olli Kari accordion
Pekka Saarikorpi percussion
Tero Palo bass

Vimma Allstars can be loosely defined as an Irish band of about a half-dozen guys that was founded at the start of the millennium. A little seasoned and road-weary, their performances are stronger than ever.

Tickets 8 €

S-Card members bonus 6 €

Fri 16.2 Concert for Children: Lars Karlsson Band

9 a.m. Snellman Hall, Chydenius school, Kyrkbacken school

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lars Karlsson two-row accordion
Thomas Andersson
guitar
Dan Heribertsson
bass
Göran Viksten drums

Founded in Gothenburg in 1997, the band has featured in various different television productions and has toured in several countries, including in Norway, Denmark, Austria, Spain and the USA. The band stands out for a genre-crossing musical style that is executed in brilliant performances packed with power and feeling.
The band’s namesake, Lars Karlsson, is considered one of the Nordic countries’ foremost accordion players.

www.larskarlsson.se

School concerts are sold out

Fri 16.2 Tunes for Seniors

10 a.m. Kuusikummun palvelutalo, Kuusitie 20, Kokkola
12 p.m. Tervakartano
, Tehtaankatu 27, Kokkola
1.15 p.m. Honkaharjun palvelutalo
, Sairaalankatu 2C, Kokkola
14.45 p.m. Sandbacka vårdcenter
, Sokojantie 25, Kruunupyy

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Seppo Lankinen plays and sings at elderly homes for senior citizens. Waltzes, tango, schlager and other beloved genres and styles will be performed, and a few anecdotes will be shared.

Free admission

Fri 16.2 In the trailer sauna, Part 1

Rosso Corner 5 p.m.
Isokatu 4

Concertphotos

An authentic sauna-trailer concert! Experience the sauna’s wonderful steam and some refreshing water from the sauna bucket while the music lifts your spirits.

There’s room for six in the sauna. Get your ticket in advance. Tickets include one sauna visit, a bucket of water, sauna music and drinks.

Music performed by the sauna-loving Seppo Lankinen och Raimo Vertainen.

Tickets 10 €

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