Saturday 15.7.

Saturday 15.7.2023

10.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre/Cafeteria Juttua

The Heart of the day

Krishna Nagaraja and the ABCs of hardanger fiddle and the Norwegian Springar (in English)

Saturday 15.7.2023

25. 11.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €30/25

Legends and myths

Karol Szymanowski (1882—1937):

Three Myths, Op. 30 for violin and piano (1915)

Maurizio Kagel (1931—2008):

Pan for piccolo and string quartet (1985)

Henry Wieniawski (1835—1880):

Légende in G minor, Op. 17 (1859, arr. for violin and piano by composer)


In Norwegian folklore, a creature named Fossegrimen lives in the lake and stands under
waterfalls playing the harp and the hardanger fiddle, making all living creatures dance to
his tune. Legend has it that if you steal a smoked mutton from your neighbour four Thursdays
in a row and offer it to Fossegrimen, he might just teach you the secrets of the hardanger


Norwegian: Rammeslått I from Setesdal

Susan Kander (1957—):

Movements I, V, VIII, IV and VII from Hermestänze for violin and piano (2014)

Alkonost, the bird of paradise with a woman’s head from Russian folklore, lays her eggs by
the shore then pushes them into the water to calm the sea for six or seven days.

Lera Auerbach (1973—):

String Quartet No. 5 'Song of Alkonost' (2011, Finnish premier)

Saturday 15.7.2023

26. 15.00 Tuupala Primary School — €25/21

Earthy matters

Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928—2016):

An Ugrian Dialogue for violin and cello (1973)

Béla Bartók (1881—1945):

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 (1908–09)

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

Piano Trio No. 39 in G, Hob XV:25 'All'ongarese' (1795)

Saturday 15.7.2023

27. 17.00 Tuupala Primary School — €25/21

Raging mother

"Raging Mother" is Hanna Vahtikari’s painfully honest, bittersweet play revealing the
many different sides of motherhood: the uncontrollable routines, the extreme humour, the
pent-up aggression, and the boundless love shining through it all. On stage with Vahtikari
is composer and performer Marzi Nyman, who is responsible for the play’s music. The performance is in Finnish.

Marzi Nyman (1979—):

Kuin Raivo Äiti (Raging Mother) (script: Hanna Vahtikari)

Saturday 15.7.2023

28. 19.15 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €25/21

Matti 'Esa Pasa' Salminen back to the bassics

The bass Matti Salminen sings songs and tells stories about his life and career. Marzi Nyman, Niko Kumpuvaara and their band of folk musicians perform not only the legendary bass’s favourite arias but also a good few Finnish schlagers and tango hits of years gone by.

Saturday 15.7.2023

29. 21.15 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €25/21


Robert Schumann (1810—1856):

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63 (1847)