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Kuusisto – Paperi T – Porra

The rap artist Paperi T stars at the opening concert of our spring season in Lauri Porra’s work Kohta, in which the composer himself also performs as a soloist playing the Omniwerk. This is also the release concert for the orchestra’s new recording featuring Porra’s music.

Conducted by Jaakko Kuusisto, the concert begins with the Chaconne composed in honour of Pope John Paul II by the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, who will turn 85 this year. Music by the American composer Jay Schwartz features for the first time at a concert by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, and the evening ends with the French composer Olivier Messiaen’s L’Ascension, depicting the Ascension of Christ.

6pm Pre-Concert Talk /
Interview with Jaakko Kuusisto and Lauri Porra by Teemu Kirjonen

N.B. Change of programme. The previously announced performance of Maija Hynninen’s Oboe Concerto will be postponed. Further information to follow.

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19:00 - 21:00