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Concerts for children and young

Spring 2020

Children's music salon
Sun 2.2. | 14.00 & 16.00 | Concert Hall

Alan Ridout: Ferdinand the Bull for solo violin and narrator
Francis Poulenc: Histoire de Babar
Matti Koponen,
violin
Eveliina Kytömäki, piano
Jukka Aaltonen, narrator

Ferdinand the Bull is a classic tale of a friendly bull that did not want to fight. The story of the bull with a big heart is presented here as a captivating musical tale with many twists and turns. Tales of Babar the elephant by Jean de Brunhoff have entertained children for generations. Francis Poulenc’s musical setting of Babar includes three stories: Babar’s childhood, Babar and the old lady, and Babar becomes King. This is a concert for the whole family, full of thrills and the power of imagination!

The length of the concert is approx. 45 min. No intermission.
Tickets 18 | 9 €

The Moomin family song picnic
Sat 28.3. | 16.00 | Concert Hall

Erkki Lasonpalo, conductor
Eija Ahvo, vocals and narrator
Markus Bäckman, vocals and narrator
Piccolo Choir of the music classes at Puolala School

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Moomin characters, created by Tove Jansson and loved by Finns for decades. This celebratory concert features orchestral arrangements of songs from the disc Muumiperheen lauluretki [The Moomin Family song picnic], which received the Emma Prize for Best Children’s Album in 2015. With lyrics by Hannele Huovi and music by Soil Perkiö, the songs appeal to all Moomin lovers young and old, ranging from the tunes of Snufkin’s flute to the rap music of Little My. Between the songs, Eija Ahvo and Markus Bäckman tell exciting stories about the songs and presents the instruments playing on stage. Join us on a musical trip to Moomin Valley!

The length of the concert is approx. 1 h. No intermission.
Tickets 18 | 9 €