Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Janne Nisonen, Mattie Barbier, Weston Olencki

Image: Mats O Hansson

Event Introduction

Let the sound waves tingle, entangle and tease. Jimmy López Bellido’s piece is a journey into the mind of a synesthetician, where sound evokes a sense of colour and taste is reminiscent of a geometric shape. Clara Iannotta in turn shines the spotlight on the physicality of composing and playing. Minna Leinonen’s new composition, inspired by a piece by Kreeta Haapasalo, embodies the frenzy, power and passion of creating art. Similarly, Žibuoklė Martinaitytė brings exhilarating experiences of beauty to contemporary music.

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Pre-concert discussion with composers Clara Iannotta, Minna Leinonen and Žibuoklé Martinaityté at the Helsinki Music Centre Foyer at 6.15 pm. hosted by Tuuli Lindeberg, the artistic director of Musica nova Helsinki. Discussion in English and Finnish.


Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Janne Nisonen, conductor
Mattie Barbier, trombone
Weston Olencki, trombone


Jimmy López Bellido: Synesthésie
Clara Iannotta: where the dark earth bends (Premiere)
Minna Leinonen: Vimma, Helsinki Variations (Premiere)
Žibuoklé Martinaityté: Saudade


Event Information

  • Time:

    • Fri 3.3.2023 19:00

    • Duration: 2h

  • Organiser:

    Helsingfors stadsorkester

  • Address:

    Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall
    Mannerheimintie 13 A
    00100 Helsinki

  • Accessibility:

    The event is accessible with a wheelchair.

    The event does not have an accessible toilet.

  • Tickets:

    9,50–46 € (Ticketmaster)

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