PIETARI INKINEN & FINLAND’S NATIONAL EPOS

Smetana Hall, Municipal House
 
18.10.2017 19:30   subscription:Series A
19.10.2017 19:30   subscription:Series B, Series F.O.K.

Program

JEAN SIBELIUS Kullervo, choral symphony Op. 7 (Czech premiere)
 
Jorma Kalervo HYNNINEN | Kullervo
Johanna RUSANEN | Kullervo’s sister
 
THE POLYTECH CHOIR, HELSINKI
Saara AITTAKUMPU | choirmaster
 
THE KÜHN CHOIR OF PRAGUE
Marek VORLÍČEK | choirmaster
 
PRAGUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 
Pietari INKINEN | conductor
 
With the arrival of the chief conductor Pietari Inkinen, FOK began systematically focusing their attention on the most famous native from the Finnish lakes, Jean Sibelius. Almost all his major orchestral works have been heard in the Czech Republic. In October 2017, the last one will come to have its Czech premiere – the vast choral symphony Kullervo from 1892, whose solemn place within Finnish music is akin to that of Smetana’s Libuše in the Czech context. There is no better year to experience the mythical story about a ‘youth in blue stockings’ than in the year when Finland marks its 100th anniversary of independence. The performance will be in the most competent hands and voices; the legendary baritone Jorma Hynninen is attached to the piece. He even shares his middle name with the hero’s father Kalervo!
 
ticket prices: 300, 360, 460, 600,- Kč
 
 
Meeting with the artists: 
18. 10. 2017, 6.15 p.m. – Pattiserie Hall, Municipal House
free for visitors of this concert
 
 
The concert is being held under the auspices of H. E. Mrs. Helena Tuuri, Ambassador of Finland to the Czech Republic
 
 
Finská ambasáda ENG    Suomi