It’s time to say thanks

LempiäläTeuvoPreparations for Kokkola Winter Accordion 2016 are in full swing as I write. Life in today’s world is full of challenges and the arts and culture community is no stranger to this truth. To produce a diverse program on a lean budget is no easy task and requires lengthy deliberations and negotiations.

The week’s program and contracts are still in the final stages. The artistic leader has put together a lineup sure to appeal to every taste, and has enjoyed widespread support from leaders and organizers alike. I would like to extend a big thanks to Kokkola Winter Accordion’s many supporters and organizers.

I have served as chairman for 18 years as a festival planner and organizer. According to experts, 5-8 years is the optimum time-length for this role. It is always wise to follow expert advice. A few weeks ago I received a promise from my successor: that he would be available as chairman at our annual missions meeting. As you read this, Pertti Kuosmanen has already been installed as the new organization chairman. I wish Pertti every success in his new role.

I’ve learned a lot during my time with Kokkola Winter Accordion. It has been an incredibly productive time of collaboration and cooperation. I have attended many wonderful meetings with other organizers, artists and performers.

I would like to extend a big thanks to the City of Kokkola for all the wonderful team work, and to all our supporters, volunteers and the festival organizers and planners. I wish the festival-goers and performers a warm welcome to our event.

Teuvo Lempiälä

  • 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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