Summer festival highlights

The Partita Concertante for cello and ensemble by Olli Kortekangas was commissioned for a premiere at the Naantali Music Festival on 15 June. Also on the programme is his church opera Ende und Beginn. The festival also payed tribute to the late Jaakko Kuusisto with several performances of works by him.
At the Musica Kalevi Aho festival in Forssa, the Pori Sinfonietta conducted by Tibor Bogányi will play works by Kalevi Aho on 18 June. There is also chamber music in the festival programme.
Timo-Juhani Kyllönen's monologue opera Ilona Irti Op. 100 to the libretto by Leena Lehtolainen is to be premiered at the Organ Night and Aria festival in Espoo on 18 August. The opera was commissioned by the festival and will be performed by Aurora Marthens and the Trio Roozeman.