Mannerheim Square 5p.m.
What was Kokkola like during the 1800s, when it was a part of Russia as the Grand Duchy of Finland? What happened in Rooska farm when the Russian Emperor Alexander visited Kokkola in 1819? AjanKaiku’s guides offer city walk filled with stories from 19th Century Kokkola.
Blinis with cloudberry jam and Russian tea will be offered after the tour.
Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory of Music 7 p.m.
The renowned ESSE Quintet of St. Petersburg, Russia, combines deep Russian-Slavic sensitivity with technical virtuosity. Its members have studied music at St. Petersburg University and the Rimski-Korsakov Conservatory. The group has won numerous international competitions, including, in 2011, the International Accordion Competition in Klingenthal (Germany) and, in 2012, the ensemble series in Coupe Mondiale (Spoleto, Italy). It has also won the admiration of audiences on concert tours worldwide. The quintet borrows from traditional Russian styles as well as that from the classical and pop worlds. The Kokkola concert will feature Russian movements as well as the quintet’s own arrangements of Michael Jackson and Vivaldi pieces.
Kirill Evseev balalaika
Dmitrii Gogolev domra
Dzianis Yakusheu bassbalalaika
Ksenia Kvochko accordion
Mikhail Krylov accordion
Tickets 20 € / 10 €