Free urban concerts at Summer Sounds Festival in Porvoo

This year’s Summer Sounds will see Avanti! hosting free concerts in the Porvoo city centre again. Launched last year to great success, the concerts are intimate and accessible titbits from the festival programme. 100 % Avanti!-quality easily accessible to all Porvoo city-dwellers! Some picks from this year’s free programme include Polish sung poetry by duo Agata Zubel-Joonas Ahonen, the energetic and intensive trio Süle-Lahti-Nikula, and the fruits of young composers’ labour, prepared at the festival workshops. The free concerts will take place at the Art Factory, The Little Church, Cultural House Grand and Haaga-Helia. Check all the free concerts here and the whole festival program here.

 

The Sound of Welfare at the Cable Factory on Tue 20.9.2016

Avanti!’s concert The sound of Welfare continues the orchestra’s series of concerts with a political theme. This performance tackles the relation between art and the welfare state seriously, but with humor.

Jaakko Kuusisto conducts the concert with guest soloist e.g. Johanna Rusanen, Petri Bäckström and Jaakko Kortekangas.

The welfare state has taken ill as the commonplace goes. Can art provide the remedy? Simultaneously with cuts being introduced, arts are being hailed as a form of therapy and funded with this end in mind. But should welfare music be cheery and simple? Can it be played in minor or does this fail to produce the greatest happiness to the greatest number? Could it be that a sign of true social welfare is art that is autonomous and free from all predetermined purposes?

See more info here
Tickets 27,50/17,50€ www.lippu.fi