Program 2019

Sun 17.2 Annual Accordion ski and dance

Rastimaja 12-3 p.m.
Ahvenpolku/Abborstigen 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 beloved closing event. Event presented by Kokkolan Harmonikkaklubi.

Ski waxing and maintenance available.

Warm juice serving

Free admission

Sat 16.2 Kallentori sings, dances and plays

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This much-loved public gathering offers a wide-ranging selection of Finnish favorites, and will feature Torikööri, the Kokkolanseudun Accordion Family, Duo Janne & Pekka and the accordion trio Aurore from Jyväskylä. Expect a song- and music-filled gathering where dancing is more than welcome. Master of Ceremonies Seppo Lankinen will share anecdotes and of course play a song or two.

Welcome all!

Free admission

Sat 16.2 Rosso Winter Karaoke

Rosso’s Corner 3-9 p.m.
Isokatu 4 

 Business and culture day. Lively singers of every age are warmly welcomed to sing their favorite Karaoke songs.

Musical performances

 

Sat 16.2 Sauna Time

Rosso Corner 6-9 p.m.
Isokatu 4

 Sauna, music, karaoke and fresh water in the hot tub – yes, this is the scene at this downtown Kokkola event, where we warmly welcome you to enjoy a sauna. Guests are welcome to enjoy two wooden saunas and a basin, all at Rosso’s corner. Separate tent dressing rooms will be available for both men and women. As dusk falls over Kokkola, the city lights will start to shine and the sauna’s roar will be heard on the city streets. Come and join us!

Teemu Haapaniemi and Seppo Lankinen sing and play and make sure that the sauna is warm.

Free admission

Sat 16.2 Accordion Exhibition

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

Sales exhibit of Lasse Pihlajamaas accordions.

Free admission

Sat 16.2 Grand Entertainment Concert

Concertphotos

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guardia Nueva
Soloists Mika Pohjonen and Jennie Storbacka.
Conductor and host Raimo Vertainen

This year’s performance features the acclaimed tenor and tango king Mika Pohjonen, as well as Jennie Storbacka, who audiences will know from the Voice of Finland. Mika Pohjonen’s captivating voice is well-known to Guardia Nueva – and its audiences have hoped to hear more. Now, their wish is finally granted. The concert will be a Guardia Nueva debut for Jennie, who has family roots in Pedersöre. She presently features in Vasa City Theatre’s performance of Stormskärs Maja.

Guardia Nueva’s Grand Entertainment Concert features Finnish as well as international music, and includes tangos, film music and musical hits. This is a musical experience served with all the spices!

Tickets 30 €
With S-Card 27 €

Buy Ticket at 3 p.m.

Buy Ticket at 7 p.m.

Sat 16.2 Milonga & Tango del Norte

Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Kauppatori 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An evening of Argentinian Tango. Come and experience the heat of tango and get your Latin glow on. Dance or just listen and enjoy the music – it’s all up to you!
The evening will begin with a Tango DJ and then from 22-23 the fine Finnish tango duo Tango del Norte will take the stage.

Tango del Norte
Tango Del Norte are guaranteed to wow audiences with its skillful Argentinian and South American Tango music performances. The acclaimed duo has toured extensively throughout Finland, performed abroad and worked with famous Argentinian vocalists. Years of study and experience has resulted in an authentic Tango experience like that found in a Buenos Aires restaurante. In August 2018, Sami Pirttilahti won the prestigious Che Bendoneon competition in the US.

Sami Pirttilahti bandoneon
Ville Westergård piano

Free admission

Fri 15.2 BayanTonic Childrens concert

Snellman Hall 9 a.m.
Vingenkatu 18

For swedish speaking primary schools in Kokkola

BayanTonic
Lars Karlsson                     accordion
Öivind Farmen                   accordion/bajan

The Swedish one-row accordion virtuoso Lars Karlsson was chosen ”Accordionist of the Year” in Sweden and as a soloist won the Nordic Championship. Øivind Farmen from Trondheim is an accordion master who performs Norwegian folk music as well as music from the present era. He is considered one of Norway’s best accordionists.

Bayan Tonic combines lyrics with folk, tango, world music and classical styles. This duo has toured the world, performing in, among others, the USA, Austria, England and Iceland, and has earned acclaim with its unique mix of two different accordions, which together produce a rarely experienced sound.

In 2011 the duo performed for a live DVD and in 2014 released a single.

www.farmen.net

www.karlssonsmusik.se

Sold out

Fri. 15.2 Tones for Seniors

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seppo Lankinen plays and sings at senior living facilities. Expect waltzes, tangos, schlager and other favorites, as well as a few anecdotes. Mr. Lankinen is currently the Drake Arts Center’s resident artist.

Free admission

Fri. 15.2 Sauna Time

Rosso Corner 6-9 p.m.
Isokatu 4

 Sauna, music, karaoke and fresh water in the hot tub – yes, this is the scene at this downtown Kokkola event, where we warmly welcome you to enjoy a sauna. Guests are welcome to enjoy two wooden saunas and a basin, all at Rosso’s corner. Separate tent dressing rooms will be available for both men and women. As dusk falls over Kokkola, the city lights will start to shine and the sauna’s roar will be heard on the city streets. Come and join us!

Teemu Haapaniemi and Seppo Lankinen sing and play and make sure that the sauna is warm.

Free admission

Fri. 15.2 Right in Time

Central Ostrobothnia Censervatory of Music 7 p.m.
Pitkänsillankatu 16

 

Central Ostrobothnia Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka
Soloist Petteri Waris accordion

A Central Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra performance never fails to captivate the public. This concert features the acclaimed conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka, who is also a highly revered and successful cellist and chamber music composer. The concert promises a lineup of classics by Richard Strauss and Johannes Brahms. The evening’s performance is arranged by one of the most interesting young composers, Veli Kujala. Petteri Waris will perform as soloist.

– Strauss, Brahms, Kujala (first performance) –

Tickets 23 €/ 18 €/ 10 €

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Fri. 15.2 Winter Accordion Rautawaara Club

Hotel Seurahuone Nightclub 10 p.m.
Torikatu 24

Lammassaari/Janka-Murros featuring Riitta Kossi and Julia Hansson: Murhia täysin palkein! (Murder Was Everywhere!)
BayanTonic

 

Keke Lammassaari and Antti Janka-Murros are fixtures in the music scene whose black-clad duo performs a repertoire that revolves around ballads both old and new but always of a darker nature. The duo offers, among others, murder ballads and traditional graveside songs. Some are new, while others are newly arranged or translated. The result is a simple yet powerful musical experience that is, perhaps, not recommended for the highly sensitive – even if some happier stories will be told. Riitta Kossi and Julia Hansson will complete the evening’s performance.

Riitta Kossi has played accordion in, among others, Värttinä, in the 90s, which resulted in the group’s platinum and Emma awards for the recording Oi Dai. In the years that followed, she played with Trio, together with pianist Timo Ala-Kotila and vocalist Sirkka Haavisto. Kossi has toured extensively at home and abroad and has devoted time to researching, among others, Viola Turpeinen. She graduated from the folk music department of The Sibelius Academy in 1994 and currently serves as a lecturer in folk music at Centria University.

Julia Hansson graduated as a musician from Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory with a concentration in classical accordion. Since 2013, she has studied to become a music and classroom teacher at University of Jyväskylä, as well as a conductor at Jamk in Jyväskylä. In 2017 she became a qualified conductor. Hansson has a long career behind her as a musician who has participated in countless projects in classical, jazz and rock. Last year she was an exchange student at Gdansk Music Academy. She presently continues her studies in accordion at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, JAMK.

The poet and award-winning composer Keke Lammasaari’s music has found itself nominated for Emmas, the Finnish street-music championships and has been played on various radio stations. Tracks from her first CD, “Meidän Metsä ja Maja Kasvaa Tiiliseinää” is regularly played on Järviradio and Radio Pooki. ”Metsälampi,” her recording with the Ostrobothnian Folk Orchestra, was nominated for an Emma. Lammassaari has studied music-teaching at Centria University with a concentration in song.

Multi-instrumentalist and musician Annti Janka-Murros can play nearly 30 instruments but, with him, percussion instruments take center stage. His trio “The Worn Soles” released its debut album “Like a Good Wine” in the summer of 2017. He was named young player of the year and his musical arrangements for the “Pelimanni 8bit” game earned him an “Vuoden Ilmiö” nomination at The Etnogala. Janka-Murros received a degree in music teaching from Centria University and has since continued his studies. Nowadays he teaches and leads musical playing groups. He is also one of the producers at the Siilifolk Festival.

BayanTonic
This acclaimed duo consists of Lars Karlsson from Sweden on accordion and Øivind Farmen from Norway on accordion/bayan. The Bayan Tonic repertoire ranges from Tango to folk and classical to world music. Bayan Tonic has toured in several countries, including the United States, Austria, England and Iceland, earning critical acclaim at every stop for its unique instrument mix of two different accordion instruments that are seldom heard together. In 2011 the duo performed in a live DVD and in 2014 released a single.

Lars Karlsson has for 25 years ranked among the best Nordic accordionists and has won, among other awards, the Nordic Championship as a soloist in 1993. He’s also judged numerous competitions and in 2001 was voted Sweden’s Accordionist of the Year. Karlsson has earned particular acclaim for weaving established musical styles into new compositions – in 2001 he was awarded the prestigious SKAP scholarship. Lars has toured the world, both as a soloist and with his band and others. In 2004 he was commissioned to write music to “Mass for accordion, church choir, string quartet and percussion,” which was performed in Fjärås Church.

The Lars Karlsson Band is currently recording a new CD.

Øivind Farmen began his international career as a concert soloist in 1993 in the Ukraine. That same year, he won the prestigious accordion competition in Klingenthal in Germany. He’s since gained notoriety as one of Norway’s accordion masters, and through the years has performed both there and extensively throughout Sweden, both as a soloist and together with Jörgen Sundeqvist and Lars Karlsson as well as, more recently, with his folk group Flukt! In 1996 he won the world championship in Faro, Portugal. In addition to concert performances, he works at the music conservatory in Trondheim and is engaged in various theater productions and studio projects, among them school tours for the Norwegian “Rikskonsertene.”

www.farmen.net

www.karlssonsmusik.se

Tickets 5 €

 

Thurs. 14.2 Tones for Seniors

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seppo Lankinen plays and sings at senior living facilities. Expect waltzes, tangos, schlager and other favorites, as well as a few anecdotes. Mr. Lankinen is currently the Drake Arts Center’s resident artist.

Free admission

Thurs. 14.2 Lunch Music

Campus Allegro, Pietarsaari 12 p.m.
Kauppiaankatu 10

A lunchtime performance for elderly care facility residents at lunchtime.

Free admission

Thurs. 14.2 BayanTonic (SWE/NO) & Amélie goes to Belgrad (FIN)

Schauman Hall, 6 p.m.
Kauppiaankatu 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BayanTonic
Lars Karlsson accordion
Öivind Farmen accordion/bajan

Lars Karlsson captivated Winter Accordion audiences last year and now he’s back with his duo. The Swedish one-row accordion virtuoso was chosen ”Accordionist of the Year” in Sweden and as a soloist won the Norwegian Championship. Øivind Farmen from Trondheim is an accordion master who performs Norwegian folk music as well as music from the present era. He is considered one of Norway’s best accordionists.

Bayan Tonic combines lyrics with folk, tango, world music and classical styles. This duo has toured the world, performing in, among others, the USA, Austria, England and Iceland, and has earned acclaim with its unique mix of two different accordions, which together produce a rarely experienced sound.

In 2011 the duo performed for a live DVD and in 2014 released a single.

www.farmen.net

www.karlssonsmusik.se

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amélie goes to Belgrad
Amélie goes to Belgrad is a 12-person Ostrobothnian Balkan band that has been around since 2008. The band performs energy-filled music inspired by Roman, Balkan and Arabic music traditions, as well as ”Balkanified” versions of songs from other genres. Since forming they have performed at, among other occasions, weddings, company parties and festivals, including the Korsholm Music Festival and Pori Jazz. In Autumn 2016 they released Amelie goes to Belgrade EP: Pampas Balkanis. The group appeared as special guest performers in the track “Pöbeln vid Jutas” in the humor group Kaj’s popular CD ”Kom ti byin.”

Ulrika Öhman song
Peter Enroth violin
Richard Mitts accordion
Anders Sjölind trumpet
Tobias Udd trumpet
Michael Ford saxophone/clarinet
Markus Kaikkonen saxophone
Martin Enroth euphonium
Roger Bäck althorn
Torvald Lund trombone
Benny Ojala tuba
Daniel Hjerppe drums

https://ameliegoestobelgrad.com/

Tickets 15 / 10 €

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