Wednesday 12.7.

Wednesday 12.7.2023

10.00 Salakamari

The Heart of the day

Erik Bosgraaf, a recorder wizzard (in English)

Wednesday 12.7.2023

12. 11.00 Kuhmo Church — €25/21

The End

”All my strength is gone, I’m old and weak”
Joseph Haydn, 1803

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

String Quartet No. 68 in D minor, Op. 103 (1803, unfinished)

Josquin Desprez composed this lament on the occasion of the death of his predecessor
Johannes Ockeghem in February 1497.

Josquin Desprez (1450—1521):

Nymphes des bois (1497?, arr. for recorder and string quartet)

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906—1975):

Sonata, Op. 147 for viola and piano (1975, terminally ill, two weeks before his death)

Wednesday 12.7.2023

12.30 Tuupala Primary School

Student concert

The program will be published during music courses

  • Students of the Music Courses

Wednesday 12.7.2023

13. 15.00 Tuupala Primary School — €25/21

The Beginning

Runosong from life

The alchemist Paracelsus claimed to have created an artificial human creature, which he

named a homunculus. The creature stood only 30 cm tall and could generally be found

working with a golem. However, Paracelsus’s homunculus eventually turned against his master

and ran away. Homunculus was created out of bones, sperm, pieces of skin and animal
hairs. These were all buried in the ground and surrounded with horse manure, the purpose
of which was to keep the mixture warm. According to the instructions, after forty days the
homunculus was ready.

Esa-Pekka Salonen (1958—):

Homunculus for string quartet (2007)

Charlotte Bray (1982—):

In Black Light for solo viola (2018)

Outi Tarkiainen (1985—):

The Lustful Mother for mezzo-soprano, string quartet and piano (2021)

Wednesday 12.7.2023

14. 18.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €30/25

The beginning of the end


La passacaglia della vita

Claudio Merula (1533—1604):

Chi vuol ch'io m'innamora

Claudio Monteverdi (1567—1643):

Voglio di vita uscir

Brahms gave Aho his roots; Aho gave the clarinet its wings.

Kalevi Aho (1949—):

Clarinet Quintet (1998)


Calliope Tsoupaki (1963—):

The First Lament of Ekavi for Ganassi recorder solo (2009, rev. 2020)

Brahms had already announced his intention to retire from composition, claiming that
his creative powers had deserted him after the completion of his G-major String Quintet
in 1890. After hearing the clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld’s playing, however, he went on to
compose a great many new masterpieces.

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 (1891)

Wednesday 12.7.2023

60. 19.00 Kajaani Church — €25/21 **

Kirkkokatu 19, Kajaani (Driving time from Kuhmo approx. 11⁄2 hours)

The most hummable hymn tunes, the most well-loved songs, virtuosic violin solos, organ improvisations as you’ve never heard them before, three of Kuhmo’s most scintillating artists pay a visit to Kajaani.

Dinner will be available before and after the concert at Original Sokos Hotel Valjus (Kauppakatu 20).

Table reservations: or

Tickets, information: Kuhmo Chamber Music, tel. +358 40 169 6509.


Wednesday 12.7.2023

15. 21.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €25/21


Johann Nikolaus Forkel, who wrote the first biography of Bach, claims that Bach originally wrote the Goldberg variations for his Dresden-based patron Count Keyserling, who suffered from debilitating insomnia. On sleepless nights, the count

would ask his harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg to play “calming, good-humoured” music to send him to sleep.

J. S. Bach (1685—1750):

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1741–42, arr. for violin, viola and violoncello da spalla)

During this concert, Bridget Allaire-Mäki's paintings inspired by Bach’s music will be projected onto the back wall of the stage.