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Public dress rehearsal: Northern light

Culture Card holders and school and day care groups can enjoy the public final rehearsals free of charge.

Jukka Untamala, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Outi Tarkiainen: Night Sun Variations (first performance in Finland)
Carl Nielsen: Violin Concerto op. 33
Jean Sibelius: Symphony no. 4 in A minor op. 63

Night Sun Variations reflects the lucid summer nights of the north when the sky blazes with an unending range of colours. The work is by Outi Tarkiainen, one of the most successful Finnish composers of her generation. Pekka Kuusisto is known for his fresh and imaginative performances of classics, and in this programme he takes on Nielsen’s popular and harmonically rich Violin Concerto. The programme of Northern composers must self-evidently conclude with Sibelius; his profound and sombre Symphony no. 4 is considered the composer’s most personal statement.

Dress rehearsals

The exact duration of the public final rehearsals varies depending on the concert program. Final rehearsals are a walk-through of the whole concert. The orchestra rehears also separate parts or stems depending on the conductor and the program.

Final rehearsals are held in Turku Concert Hall unless stated otherwise. Concert Hall doors are opened around 10.30 and audience is seated few minutes before the rehearsal begins. The cafeteria is not open during the rehearsals.

School and kindergarten groups

Open final rehearsal for school and kindergarten groups takes usually 45 minutes. The group can prepare thir visit with advance material. Check more details on Children’s site.

Turku Concert Hall
6.2. 11:00