Sunday 16.7.

Sunday 16.7.2023

10.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre/Cafeteria Juttua

The Heart of the day

Osmo Tapio Räihälä talks about the Festival's program (in Finnish).

Sunday 16.7.2023

30. 11.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €25/21

Love is love is love

Giovanni Battista Fontana (1589—1630):

Sonata prima (1641)

Claudio Monteverdi (1567—1643):

La lettera amorosa (1619)

Donald Swann (1923—1994):

The Hippopotamus Song (1959)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Ich liebe dich (Zärtliche Liebe), WoO 123 (1795)

Leoš Janáček (1854—1928):

String Quartet No. 2, JW VII/13 'Intimate Letters' (1928)

Sunday 16.7.2023

31. 13.00 Tuupala Primary School — €12 **

Children's concert

Maukka is a cat and Väykkä is a dog. Their life together isn’t always plain sailing. But their
humour and unshakeable friendship see them through many sticky situations. This
children’s concert features Timo Parvela reading his stories about Maukka and Väykkä,
with some scenes enacted live on stage, and songs by the irrepressible Iiro Rantala. The performance is in Finnish.

Iiro Rantala (1970—):

Maukka and Väykkä (Script: Timo Parvela)

Recommended for children over the age of 4.


WEEKLY SEASON TICKET I ENDS/WEEKLY SEASON TICKET II BEGINS. (Concerts 31
and 60 are not included in the weekly season tickets.)

Sunday 16.7.2023

32. 15.00 Tuupala Primary School — €25/21

Wings wide

Zoltán Kodály (1882—1967):

Sonata, Op. 8 for solo cello (1915)

Béla Bartók (1881—1945):

Sonata No. 2, BB 85 for violin and piano (1922)

Sunday 16.7.2023

33. 17.30 Kuhmo Church — €25/21

Christmas dinner at the Brodskys

Counted among the most influential figures in the music world of the late 19th century, the
violinist Adolph Brodsky had close relations with many of the musical superstars of the
age. We know, for instance, that Brahms and Tchaikovsky were only on very frosty, formal
terms.

 

At Christmas 1887, Brodsky took the considerable risk of inviting both composers
to dine at the same table. Tchaikovsky was shocked when he saw Brahms, who was visiting

Brodsky for a rehearsal of his piano trio. The atmosphere was charged because both

composers were on the record as saying they found the other’s music unpleasant. To keep the

peace over Christmas dinner, Tchaikovsky nonetheless refrained from commenting upon
his colleague’s playing, and the atmosphere lightened further once Edvard Grieg and his
wife Nina joined the assembled guests.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840—1893):

December - Christmas from The Seasons, Op. 37b for piano (1876)

Edvard Grieg (1843—1907):

Sonata in A minor, Op. 36 for cello and piano (1883)

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

String Sextet No. 1 in B flat, Op. 18 (1859–60)

Sunday 16.7.2023

34. 20.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €30/25

Electrified

Steve Reich (1936—):

Electric Counterpoint for electric guitar and tape (1987)

Steve Reich (1936—):

Clapping Music for two performers (1972)

Darius Milhaud (1892—1974):

Sonata, Op. 257 for violin and harpsichord (1945)

Intermission