The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s commission series Helsinki Variations presents works by Seppo Pohjola and Kimmo Hakola. Pohjola's Juuret (Roots) is to be premiered on 24 November, and the Helsinki Philharmonic, conducted by Nils Schweckendiek, will also present works by Erik Bergman in the program to be repeated on 25.11. and later available online on HKO Screen.
Kimmo Hakola's Wake! will receive its premiere on 8. December with Susanna Mälkki conducting. According to Hakola his work is a proclamation for our time that awakens humanity to live more responsibly and bury the selfishness that destroys lives.