Thursday 21.2 Central Ostrobothnian Conservatory 19.00
The Finnish Youth Accordion Ensemble was founded in 2009 and consists of Finland’s foremost accordion players. The orchestra’s members are primarily music students. The formation of such a remarkable group of young accordion players has been internationally recognized as an accomplishment in the music world. Their performances captivate audiences.
The orchestra performs throughout Finland while, at the same time, working to promote modern and classical concert music. The orchestra repertoire includes music from different centuries, as well as Veli Kujalas’ commissioned piece “Introduction & Passacaglia,” which premiered in March 2011.
A milestone in this remarkable orchestra’s young history was to win first prize, in 2011, in the internationally renowned accordion festival in Pula, Croatia, where the orchestra’s rich and energetic performance won over audiences from around the world.
Conductor: Janne Valkeajoki
Musicians: Ilona Suomalainen, Petteri Waris, Minja Jantunen, Matti Pulkki, Anna Nordberg, Vilma Räikkönen, Juho Jäppinen, Sini Kuusela, Saara Pitkänen, Maija Hirvi, Jonna Appelberg, Henna Aaltonen, Mikko Malin, Juho Kanerva, Laura Haimelin, Tuomas Poutanen, Anna Leskelä.
Admission: 10 /5 €