The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Wed 1.2. at 19
Music Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets 33-9 €, Ticketmaster

The opening concert, conducted by new Artistic Director André de Ridder, features Finnish and European premieres from international and Finnish awarded composers.

Opening Club

Wed 1.2. at 21.30
G Livelab
Tickets: 20 / 15 €, G Livelab

Electric guitar takes the lead at Nova’s late-night first-day session

UMO & Kari Ikonen: Twelve Fn Kies

Thu 2.2. at 15.30, 16.30 & 18.30
Kamppi Centre
Free entry

Antti Auvinen’s new concerto for Moog synthesizer and big band will fill the Kamppi Centre in three different concerts.

Veli Kujala, recital

Thu 2.2. at 17
Kamppi Chapel
Free entrance

This recital presents one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Finnish music, as both composer and performer.

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra: Les espaces acoustiques

Fri 3.2. at 19
Music Centre, Concert Hall
Tickets 33-7
 €, Ticketmaster

Musica nova festival and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra jointly present, for the first time in Finland, an integral performance of Gérard Grisey’s cycle of compositions “Les espaces acoustiques”

Tyondai Braxton, solo

Fri 3.2. at 21.30
G Livelab
Tickets 25/20 €, G Livelab

Composer, guitarist and multimedia artist in his own concert

Uusinta Ensemble

Sat 4.2. at 17
G Livelab
Tickets: 20/15 €, G Livelab

The music of these young Nordic composers carries the listener outside the concert hall, from the heart of Icelandic nature to the nocturnal sounds of apartments.

Introduction to Blank Out with Michel van der Aa

Sat 4.2. at 18.45
The Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall, Foyer
Free entry

An introduction to Blank Out with artistic director André de Ridder and composer Michel van der Aa.

Korvat Auki Ensemble & Jan St. Werner

Sat 4.2. at 21.30
G Livelab
Tickets: 20/15 €, G Livelab

One half of the iconic German IDM duo Mouse on Mars, Jan St. Werner, collaborates with Korvat Auki Ensemble on his new piece, Felder.

Zagros Ensemble

Sun 5.2. at 15.00
Olaus Petri church
Tickets: 22,50/17,50/11 €, Ticketmaster

The first half of the concert features two works for string trio, by two young composers currently making waves in Europe and beyond. The concert ends with Gérard Grisey’s major work, and one of his last, Vortex Temporum. 

s t a r g a z e + Erkki Veltheim

Sun 5.2. at 17
G Livelab
Tickets: 20/15 €, G Livelab

The Super-Nova Sunday at G Livelab presents two composers, who truly draw inspiration from varying sources: Dawn of Midi -trio’s drummer Qasim Naqvi and Finnish, Australian-based composer and musician Erkki Veltheim.

s t a r g a z e + Matthew Herbert

Sun 5.2. at 20
G Livelab
Tickets: 20 / 15 €, G Livelab

The Super Nova Sunday evening is dedicated to electronic music pioneers, Matthew Herbert and Boards of Canada. The happening is more than a concert – it challenges the whole concept of music and sounds and how we perceive them.

Klang: Recital

Mon 6.2. at 19.30
Music Centre, Sonore
Tickets: 17,50/11/6 € Ticketmaster, 15-5 € Music Centre

This evening presents the first integral performance of a trilogy of works for piano and electronics by Perttu Haapanen, written for pianist Paavali Jumppanen.

Helsinki Chamber Choir

Tue 7.2. at 19.30 (doors 19)
Kiasma
Tickets: 20/ 15/ 7,50 €, Ticketmaster

Performed in various spaces of the unique architecture of the Kiasma building, this concert features modern choral classics side by side with very recent works. The pieces incorporate spatial elements through various configurations of the singers.

Blank Out

Sat, Mon, Wed 4. 6. and 8.2. at 19.30
The Finnish National Opera, Almi Hall
Tickets 40-20 €, Lippupiste

A groundbreaking combination of opera, 3D-media, poetry, eighties beats and techno

Le Noir de l’Étoile

Wed 8.2. at 21
Temppeliaukio church
Tickets: 22,50/17,50/11 €, Ticketmaster

A concert probing various cosmic and spiritual dimensions in the unique space of Temppeliaukio church – the music travels from the Eternal Light of Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna to the darkness of outer space explored in the Finnish premiere of Gérard Grisey’s masterpiece Le Noir de L’Étoile.

Aikamme musiikkia ja puhetta -lecture: Lukas Ligeti

Thu 9.2. at 13-14.30
Music Centre, Auditorium
Free entry

Lukas Ligeti talks about his music.

Meet the composers

Thu 9.2. at 18:15-18:45
Espoo Cultural Centre, Gallery, 1 floor

Vesa Lehtisalo interviews Jarkko Hartikainen and Michel van der Aa.

Tapiola Sinfonietta: Open Spaces

Thu 9.2. at 19
Espoo Cultural Centre, Tapiola Hall
Tickets 25–11 €, Lippupiste

Composers of different generations meet in space

György Ligeti Symposium Helsinki 2017

Fri & Sat 10.-11.2. starts at 9
Music Centre
Free audience entry

The DocMus Doctoral School at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, invites performers, composers, researchers and students to take part in the conference György Ligeti Symposium Helsinki 2017.

Lukas Ligeti: Delta Space

Fri 10.2. at 19
Music Centre, Camerata
Tickets: 17,50/11/6 € Ticketmaster, 15/10/5 € Music Centre

European modernism meets American experimental music and African polyrhythms in Lukas Ligeti’s music

The Complete Ligeti etydes

Fri 10.2. at 21
Music Centre, Camerata
Tickets: 17,50/11/6 € Ticketmaster, 15/10/5 € Music Centre

Sibelius-Academy’s virtuosos play the cornerstone of modern piano music, the set of 18 etudes by György Ligeti.

György Ligeti -exhibition

Fri 10.2. at 9 – Sun 12.12. at 20
Music Centre, Lower foyer

Free admission

Photos, video and audio material of György Ligeti’s visits to Finland.

NYKY Ensemble & CM&T: Chronos and Cosmos

Sat 11.2.2017 at 17.30
Black Box & Sonore, Music Centre
Free entrance

The concert portrays the strong connection between two of modernism’s most influential composers, György Ligeti and Karlheinz Stockhausen

Kamus Quartet

Sat 11.2.2017 at 19.30
Camerata, Music Centre
Tickets: 17,50/11/6 € (Ticketmaster), 15/10/5 € (Music Centre)

The concert features string quartets by father and son, György and Lukas Ligeti, as well as an impressionistic piece by a young Finnish composer, Outi Tarkiainen, that was originally written for Kamus Quartet.

defunensemble & Islaja

Sat 11.2. at 21.30
WHS Teatteri Union
Tickets: 15 /10 €, WHS Teatteri Unioni
SOLD OUT

defunensemble will showcase recent electroacoustic music of international and Finnish origin. The evening culminates in a premiere of Islaja’s works arranged for defun.

Avanti!: In the Spirit of Ligeti

Sun 12.2. at 14
Paavo Hall, Music Centre
Tickets: 28/17,50 € Ticketmaster, 25/15 € Music Centre

Avanti! presents the legacy of György Ligeti through the works of his pupils and son, Lukas Ligeti.