Fri 16.2 Johanna Juhola & Imaginary Friends

Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 7 p.m.
Pitkänsillankatu 16

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Johanna Juhola accordion

Hannu Oskala sound technician
Valo Virtanen sound technician

Elina Lajunen director
Jukka Mantere video
Antti Kuivalainen video editor
Jyri Suominen stage design
Tauko Design costume
Jyrki Kanto animation
Kati Hyyppä animation planning

Johanna Juhola welcomes you to an experimental concert in which she’ll play accordion together with fantasy friends who pop up here and there on stage around her. Her fellow performers are, among others, accordion-playing grandpa who encourages her during her performance; a cavalcade of Youtube stars; a beloved navigator; applauding onlookers – and even an orchestra of cloned Johannas.

Voices, faces, hands and other accompanying body parts have been lent by the vocal artist Emma Salokoski, Tommy Lindgren, Yona and Maija Pokela, circus artist Sampo Kurppa, drummer Sara Puljula and tango acrobats Timo Hakkarainen and Marjo Kiukaaniemi.

The concerts music style, fantasy tango, is produced by Johanna herself. It finds the beloved and classic genre’s musical elements mixed with a meandering musical narrative. The resulting sound comes from accordion but Johanna also borrows from folk and pop music.

www.johannajuhola.net
www.facebook.com/johannajuhola.net
www.youtube.com/johannajuholamusic

Tickets 20 €/10 €

Fri 16.2 Winter Accordion Rautawaara-klubi

Corner’s Pub, Hotel Seurahuone 10 p.m.
Torikatu 24

Lammassaari – Ristiharju – Ristiluoma:
”Kahden Kuninkaan Valtakunta”

Lars Karlsson Band

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Keke Lammassaari
Performer, poet and composer Keke Lammassaari’s work knows no boundaries. Rather, it moves naturally between music and theater; and from poetry to stand-up. He has received awards for his poems and for his cultural activities as an artist and teacher.

Juha-Matti Ristiharju
Juha-Matti Ristiharju performs throughout Finland and abroad. He is one of 2000-era’s most awarded Finnish artists in championships throughout Finland and the Nordics.

Kaisa Ristiluoma
Ristiluoma is a versatile and diverse accordion artist, composer and teacher who works throughout the music field as a soloist and collaborator. She is a permanent member of several Finnish folk music groups and has served as musician and composer in several theater productions in Rovaniemi and Oulu.

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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.

Tickets 5 €

 

Thurs. 15.2 Tunes for Seniors

12.45 p.mPalvelukeskus Lepola, Lepolantie 4, Lohtaja
2 p.m. Palvelukeskus Leporanta, Kumpulantie 7, Kälviä
3.30 p.m. Hopijakummun Palvelukeskus, Vanhanorpantie 4, Ullava

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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

Thurs. 15.2 Lunch Music

Campus Allegro, Pietarsaari 12 p.m.
Kauppiaskatu 10

A lunchtime performance by music students for elderly home residents.

Free admission

Thurs. 15.2 Lars Karlsson Band

Schauman Hall, Pietarsaari 7 p.m.
Kauppiaskatu 10

 

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

Lars Karlsson Band
Founded in Gothenburg in 1997, the band’s first CD ”Lars Karlsson Band” was released in 1998 and included the song ”Pizza-Shuffle,” which after three weeks topped the Swedish charts – the first time an instrumental accordion song had ever done so. In June 2002 the band released the CD “2002,” whose track “Vandringsvisa” also topped the charts.

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. In 1993, he won in the senior class of the Nordic Championship in accordion and in 2001 was named “Accordionist of the Year.” That same year Karlsson received a prestigious SKAP grant for his creative work with, among others, Alice Babs and Björn Ulvaeus.

In addition to the band’s full-length records, it released the single ”Shaggae” in 2014. In 2017 the band celebrates its 20th year and is preparing to release a new CD.

www.larskarlsson.se

The concert will open with a performance by musicians from the Jakobstadnejdens Musikinstitut accordion orchestra, led by Mia Willnäs.

Tickets 15 €/5 €

Thurs. 15.2 Thursday Jazz

Black Sheep, Pietarsaari 9 p.m.
Alholmankatu 2

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Anne-Mari Kanniainen accordion
Tobias Nygård 
bass
Victor Nyblom 
drums

www.annemarikanniainen.com

Tickets 7/5 €

Wed 14.2 Loiskis Concerts for Children

Hollihaan koulun liikuntahalli, 9.00 a.m., Pikiruukintie 4
Isokylän koulu, 12.00 p.m., Sillanpääntie 22

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Marianne Oivo, accordion, piano
Tomi Nurmi, violin, mandolin, guitar
Jarmo Kivelä, accordion, guitar
Erkki Okkonen, contrabass

What happens when Mickey Mouse wants to go sailing? And who’s living in Lönneberga? In this concert, we’ll sing wonderful kid’s songs and play wonderful singing games – the same as our grandmothers and grandfathers sang as children. By singing timeless children’s songs we make sure that future generations enjoy them also!

www.loiskis.fi
www.facebook.com/Loiskis

The school concerts are sold out

Wed 14.2 Lunch Music

Validia House, Koivuhaka 11 a.m.
Metsonkuja 8

A lunchtime performance by music students for elderly home residents.

Free admission

Wed 14.2 Ei Huono! – Porista Pariisiin

Valentine’s Day Concert
Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 7 p.m.
Pitkänsillankatu 16

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This dramatic concert follows the life of Jorma Uotinen through its various stages, embracing both his finest and most difficult moments. The story moves from Pori to Paris as it follows one feeling to the next. Uotinen’s extraordinary story ensures a dramatic musical performance not to be missed! Favorites include, among others, La vie en rose, Sulle silmäni annan, Where the wild roses grow, Rakkauden jälkeen, Padam padam, Dance me to the end of love and many others.

 

On the stage: Jorma Uotinen, Trio Avec och Helena Lindgren.

Trio Avec
Petri Ikkelä accordion, bandoneon, accordina
Helena Plathán cello
Jari Hakkarainen piano

Taina West script

Maarit Pyökäri director

Tickets 25 €

Wed 14.2 Kulmalla loves Talviharmonikka

Corner’s Pub, Hotel Seurahuone 9.30 p.m.
Torikatu 24

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Accordion Rave
Seurahuone’s Corner’s Pub will transform into a dance club with help of the accordion. Dance shoes, neon colors, blacked-out windows and light shows will get the party started. Will feature Satu Lankinen, among others.

Satu Lankinen
Satu is a versatile professional musician and multi-instrumentalist. Her simple way of creating music has its roots in the ages-old Finnish, Ingrian and Karelian traditions yet reaches beyond the established and into new and unexplored dimensions.

Her precise layering of of singing and accordion creates a rich, multi-dimensional soundscape in which the listener can get lost in bell patterns and tone clusters.

Satu earned degrees in music from the Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory of Music in 2008 and in music instruction from Centria in 2014. She currently studies folk music at the Sibelius Academy as part of its master’s program. She has been a freelance musician since 2003.

 

Free admission

Tue 13.2 Loiskis Concerts for Children

Kälviän vapaa-ajantalon liikuntahalli, 9.30 a.m., Marttilankatu 4
Lohtajan Maininki, 12.00 p.m., Karhintie 5

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Marianne Oivo, accordion
Tomi Nurmi, violin, mandolin, guitar
Jarmo Kivelä, accordion, guitar
Erkki Okkonen, contrabass

What happens when Mickey Mouse wants to go sailing? And who’s living in Lönneberga? In this concert, we’ll sing wonderful kid’s songs and play wonderful singing games – the same as our grandmothers and grandfathers sang as children. By singing timeless children’s songs we make sure that future generations enjoy them also!

www.loiskis.fi
www.facebook.com/Loiskis

The school concerts are sold out

Tue 13.2 Lunch Music

Ykspihlajan työväentalo 11.00 a.m.
Satamakatu 40

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An intimate lunchtime musical performance by student musicians.

Free admission

Tue 13.2 Shrove Tuesday Sledding

Roskaruka 5-7 p.m.
Kelkkatie 1

Sledding to music.

Warm juice will be served.

Kokkolan Jymy will sell grilled sausages.

Free admission

Tue 13.2 Wu Wei & Pascal Contet

Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 7 p.m.
Pitkänsillankatu 16

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Wu Wei: sheng
Pascal Contet: accordion

Wu Wei
Known for his extraordinary and captivating style, musician Wu Wei is currently the world’s leading sheng soloist. His performances have earned him acclaim in both classical and musical improvisation circles. The sheng is a Chinese wind instrument dating back 4,000 years and is a distant relative to the accordion and bandoneon. The instrument’s 37 pipes enable Wu Wei to explore new sound nuances that seem to parallel traditional music, yet ancient Chinese court music makes up a large part of his repertoire. Wu Wei has performed as a soloist with, among others, the Berlin Philarmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Munich Symphony Orchestra. He’s also worked with numerous conductors, including Kent Nagano and Gustavo Dudamel.

Pascal Contet
Pascal Contet is one of France’s most appreciated accordion artists and is considered a pioneer of the instrument. He has composed more than 300 pieces, and numerous works have been dedicated to him by, among others, Jean Francaix, Luciano Berio and Bruno Maderna. As a soloist, he’s performed with numerous acclaimed conductors, including Pierre Boulez and Susanna Mälkki. Contet is also known for his fondness for improvisation and for cross-art projects within dance, theater and film.

www.wuweimusic.com

www.pascalcontet.com

Tickets 20 €/10 €

Mon 12.2 Young Virtuosos

Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 6 p.m.
Pitkänsillankatu 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ostrobothnia’s young students showcase their talent and the power of music – together and separately, solo and with others.

The performance will feature special guests from Ylivieskan Musiikkiopisto.

Free admission

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