Helsinki Variations premieres

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s commission series Helsinki Variations presented works by Seppo Pohjola and Kimmo Hakola. Pohjola's Juuret (Roots) was premiered on 24 November and Kimmo Hakola's Wake! received 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. Both concerts are available on HKO Screen.