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News: Welcome to Musica nova Helsinki 2017!

I am very excited to present my first programme as Artistic Director of Musica nova. It’s a privilege to share my passion for new music with you. I am grateful for your and their trust, and to return the favour, let us take you on a journey in Music Space. My main belief when it comes to building a festival programme is to not „only“ choose great music to be played, but to make going from one concert to another (also physically, from one... Read more

Events: FLASH FLASH – the two deaths of andy warhol

Juhani Nuorvala’s opera, FLASH FLASH, is a portrait of the American artist Andy Warhol – a lonely man surrounded by the masses. Warhol’s various existences – always scandalous – as a painter, filmmaker, media personality, and a thinker, crystallise many of the cultural and societal changes that characterise the most recent iteration of the Western cultural paradigm. Also insinuating their way into the picture are the United States and the... Read more

News: Musica nova examines musical dialogues across the Atlantic

Finland’s largest contemporary music festival, Musica nova Helsinki, has published its upcoming programme. The festival will be held during 1–10 February 2019. ”This year’s festival explores many examples of cross-Atlantic musical and cultural dialogues – at a time when North America and Europe may be drifting apart politically. But on the contrary, a new generation of composers and performers form a community across those borders,... Read more

Events: Blank Out

A breathtaking combination of opera, 3D-media, poetry, eighties beats and techno. Blank Out pushes operatic boundaries taking the art form to a next level. Nova is proud to bring the opera to Finland so soon after its world premiere, already hailed as historic. As in his other works, composer Michel van der Aa continues to break with tradition, mixing disciplines and media to create uniquely structured works. ‘Blank Out’ is based upon the life... Read more

Events: The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

The opening concert of Music nova 2017, conducted by new Artistic Director André de Ridder, features both world and Finnish premieres: two fresh voices of the next generation of Finnish composers as well as two internationally renowned composers, who represent groundbreaking developments of contemporary classical music in the 21st century. As a European premiere, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra is to perform Play by young American composer... Read more

News: (fi) Musica nova -festivaalilla Edgar Allan Poe -teemainen ilta 10.2.2015

Sorry, this entry is only available in Finnish. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Tiedote 13.8.2014 Musica nova -festivaalilla Edgar Allan Poe -teemainen ilta 10.2.2015 Festivaalin uusi pääjärjestäjä Suomen Kansallisooppera esittelee kahden säveltäjän tulkintoja kuulun runoilijan teksteistä. Amerikkalaisen Edgar Allan Poen (1809–1849)... Read more

News: A film director turns to opera

The acclaimed film director Zaida Bergroth tells of her debut as a stage director: In May 2014 I got an unexpected phone call from Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Finnish National Opera, asking me how my diary looked for early 2015 and whether I would be interested in stage-directing Toshio Hosokawa’s opera The Raven at Musica nova Helsinki. After some initial hesitation, I agreed to do it. I’ve directed short and feature films, but... Read more

News: Finnish premiere of Michel van der Aa’s Blank Out at Musica nova

A breathtaking combination of opera, 3D-media, poetry, eighties beats and techno. Blank Out pushes operatic boundaries taking the art form to a next level. Nova and the Finnish National Opera is proud to bring the opera to Finland so soon after its world premiere, already hailed as historic. As in his other works, composer Michel van der Aa continues to break with tradition, mixing disciplines and media to create uniquely structured works.... Read more

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