Kuhmo Chamber Music’s first live streaming broadcast will take place on 12 July at 7 pm. The broadcast will feature violinists Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen on an emotional journey around the centre of Kuhmo. It will consist of a direct link and some parts recorded on Saturday. Pensola and Tikkanen will be playing at such venues as the Hotel Kalevala, the Chamber Music Centre and the Kuhmo Arts Centre, and telling their own stories about Kuhmo’s Chamber Music Festival.

The following works are on the programme: the folk song Tääll’ yksinäni laulelen, J.S. Bach’s Gavotte from Partita no 3 in E major BWV 1006, Toivo Kuula’s Three Polskas, Jean Sibelius’s A Happy Musician, Li Bai’s Drinking Alone Under the Moon, Jouni Kaipainen’s Lullaby from Sonata Op. 94, and Georg Philipp Telemann’s Gulliver Suite in D. The link to the broadcast is via the Festival’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/kuhmofestival).

The date of the broadcast is the same day the Festival should have begun this year. But the coronavirus has meant that Kuhmo Chamber Music is postponed by a year. The broadcast has been made possible with special coronavirus funding made available to organisations by the Regional Council of Kainuu.

There is a live concert sponsored by Kuhmo Chamber Music in Kuhmo on Saturday 11 July at 4 pm. The clarinettist Lauri Sallinen will be playing outside the Chamber Music Centre. His programme will consist of J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor, Luciano Berio’s Gigue and Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint for clarinet and tape. The concert is a collaboration with Kuhmo’s cultural services.

The Festival café, Amati, and the shop selling Festival products will be open on Saturday 11 July from 12 noon to 7 pm. The shop will have this year’s T-shirt for sale. It has become so important to many friends of the Festival that, although the event is cancelled, the T-shirt for summer 2020 is available. By using the services of Amati you are helping the Patrons’ Association of the Kuhmo Chamber Music and, in turn, ensuring that the Festival can continue to run in the future.

Saturday evening will end with a monologue. Topi Mikkola will present Rosa Liksom’s monologue about different women at 5.30 pm (in Finnish).

Kuhmo Chamber Music’s next streamed broadcast is at the end of July. The concert will be given by Lauri Sallinen and pianist Marko Hilpo. The third broadcast will be in August/September.

Further information from:
Kuhmo Chamber Music, tel. +358 44 544 5162