XXXII Summer Sounds Festival 28.6.-2.7.2017 “Chantefables – Songs and Sagas”

Sonatas, juggling, free concerts and criticism of consumerism – Avanti’s Summer Sounds 2017 offer all this and a lot more!

Avanti’s 32nd Summer Sounds Festival will be spanning five days in late June and early July. An already-traditional head start on the festival will be made on 28 June at Pernaja Church, while the rest of the festival concerts take place in Porvoo on 29 June – 2 July. There will be 14 concerts in total, and the tickets are already available for purchase with some great offers. This year the festival programme is coordinated by composer Lotta Wennäkoski.


At 19:00 CHAMBER CONCERT, Pernaja church
Avanti! Quartet
John Storgårds, violin

Iannis Xenakis: Ikhoor
Rozalie Hirs: Article 4 [map butterfly]
Jovanka Trbojevic: Oro
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello

Duration: c. 1h
Tickets: 30 / 25 / 15 €



At 13:00 OFFICIAL OPENING AND CITY CONCERT, Porvoo Cathedral park and The Little Church (Pikkukirkko)
Sakari Männistö, juggler

Simon Steen-Andersen: BesideBesides
Henry Purcell: Sonata a 4 Nr. 2 Eb major Z 803
Usko Meriläinen: “Suvisoitto” for flute and grasshopper
Henry Purcell: Sonata a 4 Nr. 6 G minor Z 807
Pauline Oliveros: Bye Bye Butterfly
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Premier concert C minor, from “Pièces de Clavecin en Concert”

Free entrance


At 19:00 OPENING CONCERT, Art Factory
Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
John Storgårds, violin
Emil Holmström, piano

György Ligeti: Ramifications
Agata Zubel: Violin concerto
Salvatore Sciarrino: Gesualdo senza parole
Ville Raasakka: Hypermarket and Hypercommodity
Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite

Duration: c. 2h (inc. intermission)

Tickets: 38 / 32 / 19 €


At 21:00 CHAMBER CONCERT, Tehdassali, Art Factory
Joonas Ahonen, piano
Avanti! Quartet

Morton Feldman: Palais de Mari
George Crumb: Four Nocturnes for Violin and Piano
John Cage: Water Music
Leo Ornstein: Wild Men’s Dance
Gloria Coates: “Through Space”, part 2 from String quartet Nr. 5
Conlon Nancarrow: Tango
Charles Ives: In Re Con Moto for Piano quintet

Duration: c. 1h

Tickets: 30 / 25 / 15 €


FRIDAY 30.6.

At 13:00 CITY CONCERT, Tehdassali, Art Factory
Agata Zubel, soprano
Joonas Ahonen, piano  

Karol Szymanowski: Slopiewnie
Witold Lutoslawski: Chantefleurs et chantefables
André Tchaikovsky: Seven Shakespeare Sonnets

Duration: c. 1h

Free entrance


At 15:00 CITY CONCERT: Composition Workshop, Grand
Anna-Maria Helsing, conductor

Free entrance


At 19:00 CONCERT, Art Factory
John Storgårds, conductor
Sakari Männistö, juggler
Agata Zubel, soprano
Heikki Kossi, foley artist

Conlon Nancarrow: Piece number 2 for small orchestra
Georges Aperghis: La nuit en tête
Lotta Wennäkoski: Jong
Sami Klemola: New work for Foley Artist and Ensemble
Steve Reich: Eight lines

Duration: c. 2h (inc. intermission)

Tickets: 38 / 32 / 19 €


At 22:00 CLUB CONCERT, Zum Beispiel
An evening of folk sounds, hosted by the festival’s Artistic Director Lotta Wennäkoski!

Tickets: 18 €


At 13:00 CITY CONCERT, Haaga-Helia Campus

Süle-Lahti-Nikula Trio
László Süle, piano
Pentti Lahti, saxophones
Heikki Nikula, bass clarinet

Free entrance


At 15:00 CHILDREN’S CONCERT: Mimmit, Grand
Pauliina Lerche vocals, accordeon, kantele, dance
Hannamari Luukkanen vocals, violin, minipiano, melodica, dance
The band:
Tuomas Logrèn guitar, mandolin, dobro, background vocals
Antti Halmetoja double and electronic base, background vocals
Jukka Kyllönen guitar, percussions, background vocals

Duration: c. 50 min.

Tickets: 15 / 50 € (family ticket, inc. 4 persons)


At 18:00 CONCERT, Art Factory
Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
Agata Zubel, soprano
Kersten McCall, flute

Agata Zubel: Not I
Lotta Wennäkoski: Soie
Pjotr Tšaikovski: Symphony Nr. 5 E minor Op. 64

Duration: c. 2h (inc. intermission)

Tickets: 38 / 32 / 19 €


At 21:00 CONCERT, Art Factory
Anna-Maria Helsing, conductor
Emma Salokoski, vocals

Singer-songwriter Emma Salokoski interprets Eva Dahlgren songs from album Jag vill se min älskade komma från det vilda – Dahlgren’s 1995 collaborative work with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, arranger Anders Hillborg and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. A number of Salokoski’s own pieces will also be heard in Finnish orchestral arrangements.

Eva Dahlgren & Anders Hillborg: När en vild röd ros slår ut doftar hela skogen
Eva Dahlgren & Anders Hillborg: Stenmannen
Eva Dahlgren: Jorden är ett litet rum (sov. / arr. Anders Hillborg)
Eva Dahlgren: Resan (sov. / arr. Anders Glenmark)
Lauri Salokoski & Samuli Vauramo: Omani uni
Juhani Nuorvala: Notturno Urbano
Pekka Streng: Katsele Yössä (sov. / arr. Pessi Levanto)
Emma Salokoski & Eero Heinonen: Veden alla (sov. / arr. Mikko Hassinen)
Eva Dahlgren & Anders Hillborg: Kväll
Eva Dahlgren & Anders Hillborg: Innan kärleken kom
Eva Dahlgren & Anders Hillborg: Vild i min mun

Duration: c. 1h 15 min

Tickets: 38 / 32 / 19 €



At 15:00 CITY CONCERT, Taidehalli / Kulma, Art Factory
Avanti’s musicians

Salvatore Sciarrino: Il silenzio degli oracoli
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Minna Leinonen: Hush
Bernhard Crusell: Divertimento for Oboe and String trio C major Op. 9

Duration: c. 1h

Free entrance


At 18:00 FINAL CONCERT, Art Factory
John Storgårds, conductor

Tristan Murail: L’esprit des dunes
Jean Sibelius: Satu (En saga) Op. 9
Lotta Wennäkoski: Verdigris
Johannes Brahms: Symphony Nr. 4 E minor Op. 98

Duration: c. 2h (inc. intermission)

Tickets: 38 / 32 / 19 €



Pernaja Church, Pernajantie 330, Pernaja (Loviisa)
Art Factory / Taidetehdas, Läntinen Aleksanterinkatu 1, Porvoo
Little Church / Pikkukirkko, Kirkkotori 1, Porvoo
Haaga-Helia Porvoo Campus, Taidetehtaankatu 1, Porvoo
Grand, Piispankatu 28, Porvoo