Jaakko Kuusisto, conductor
Mauritz Stiller / Armas Järnefelt: Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta [Song of the Scarlet Flower]
Mauritz Stiller’s film Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta [Song of the Scarlet Flower] is one of the gems of early cinema, an international success that shocked audiences with its audacious love scenes. Now, the film is brought to life with a live symphonic accompaniment. The film was provided with an original score by National Romantic composer Armas Järnefelt, paired here with a screening of the film itself. The year 2019 marks the centenary of the premiere of the film, and it is also the 150th anniversary of the birth of Armas Järnefelt. The score for the 100-minute film was restored by Jani Kyllönen and Jaakko Kuusisto.
Join us for the concert afterparty in the upper foyer for a selection of chamber music by contemporaries of Järnefelt, with Jaakko Kuusisto. Admission is free for concert ticket holders.