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Celestal bodies and earthy tango

Astor Piazzolla: Tango Etude no. 6
Heta Aho: Syringa (2019 version)

Osmo Tapio Räihälä: Corpi celesti for flute, viola and harp (commissioned work)
Astor Piazzolla (arr. Kari Vehmanen): History of the tango

Aapo Järvinen, flute and alto flute
Anu Honkanen, flute

Sauli Kulmala, viola
Päivi Severeide, harp, programme planning

Earthy music by Piazzolla frames exquisite new contemporary pieces for flute, viola and harp. Aho’s Syringa was inspired by the tale of the Sirens and by Debussy. Räihälä explores the world of spoken Italian and microintervals, challenging the performers to embrace a new kind of expression and stage presence.


Before the recital, at 14.00, composer Osmo Tapio Räihälä talks about his new book Miksi nykymusiikki on niin vaikeaa [Why contemporary music is so difficult] at Turku Castle Church.