EXPERIENCE

ROBERT SCHUMANN: SCENES FROM GOETHE'S FAUST

Helsinki Festival program

22 August, 2019 • 19

Merikaapelihalli / Sea cable hall

The Finnish radio symphony orchestra, Hannu Lintu & Jussi Nikkilä. Cantores Minores, Tapiolan Kamarikuoro, EMO Ensemble, soloists.

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ROBERT SCHUMANN: SCENES FROM GOETHE'S FAUST

Helsinki Festival program

23 August, 2019 • 19

Merikaapelihalli / Sea cable hall

The Finnish radio symphony orchestra, Hannu Lintu & Jussi Nikkilä. Cantores Minores, Tapiolan Kamarikuoro, EMO Ensemble, soloists.

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"But their name liveth Evermore..."

Part of Oiva soiva marraskuu -concert serie

1 November, 2019 • 18:00

Espoonlahden kirkko

Espoon barokki and EMO ensemble conducted by Ruut Kiiski. Pizzetti: Requiem, Händel: The Ways of Zion Do Mourn

20€/10€

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Christmas concert

19 December, 2019 • 19:00

Vapaan taiteen tila

EMO Ensemble

10€ / 20€ / Music high school students 5€ / University of the Arts Helsinki students free of charge >

Hämärän ääniä

Christmas concert

21 December, 2019 • 18:00

Balderin sali

EMO Ensemble

10€ / 20€ / Music high school students 5€ >

All performances

Hämärän ääniä

Christmas concert

19 December, 2019 • 19:00

Vapaan taiteen tila

EMO Ensemble

10€ / 20€ / Music high school students 5€ / University of the Arts Helsinki students free of charge >

Hämärän ääniä

Christmas concert

21 December, 2019 • 18:00

Balderin sali

EMO Ensemble

10€ / 20€ / Music high school students 5€ >

ROBERT SCHUMANN: SCENES FROM GOETHE'S FAUST

Helsinki Festival program

22 August, 2019 • 19

Merikaapelihalli / Sea cable hall

The Finnish radio symphony orchestra, Hannu Lintu & Jussi Nikkilä. Cantores Minores, Tapiolan Kamarikuoro, EMO Ensemble, soloists.

ROBERT SCHUMANN: SCENES FROM GOETHE'S FAUST

Helsinki Festival program

23 August, 2019 • 19

Merikaapelihalli / Sea cable hall

The Finnish radio symphony orchestra, Hannu Lintu & Jussi Nikkilä. Cantores Minores, Tapiolan Kamarikuoro, EMO Ensemble, soloists.

"But their name liveth Evermore..."

Part of Oiva soiva marraskuu -concert serie

1 November, 2019 • 18:00

Espoonlahden kirkko

Espoon barokki and EMO ensemble conducted by Ruut Kiiski. Pizzetti: Requiem, Händel: The Ways of Zion Do Mourn

LISTEN

Maasta

Of the Earth presents the diversity of Finnish choral music. The composition styles have been influenced by everything from folk music and fusion jazz to the harmony-based classical music of the 21st century, where one can even immerse oneself with individual sounds of words. Seven out of the nine pieces on the album are primary recordings. The Finnish journal Helsingin Sanomat chose Of the Earth as one of the albums of the year in 2005, and The Finnish Choral Directors’ Association chose it as the Choral Recording of the Year.

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Hereillä

What is the sound of the moment between dreaming and awakening? The monuments of Einojuhani Rautavaara and Erik Bergman create a field of wild and mystical sounds while the compositions of Akira Nishimura and Eric Whitacre present the virtuosity of the human voice. A soft touch of romance is added by the folk song arrangements of Leevi Madetoja. All this is brought to a whole by the serene depictions of the Finnish midsummer by Anders Hillborg – in his images of the quiet sounds of the archipelago sways a folksy Finnish melody

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Tähti

Star captures the spirit of Christmas with a repertoire full of traditional Finnish Christmas carols, daring arrangements of familiar Christmas tunes and also yuletide music from abroad. Star offers us both moods of energy-filled celebration and peaceful sound-scenery: everything from the tunes of our time to traditional songs, be they either from home or countries far away.

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Taivaaseen

To Heaven plays the mysticism of afterlife with the tunes of early 20th century Romance. The songs of this highly eclectic repertoire are mostly large pieces with an extremely wide range of expression. In an almost effortless manner, Emo Ensemble manages to convey the different nuances from intimate solos to determined unisons; from stillness to pulsation; and from the soft fields of sound to pungent dissonances.

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KNOW

Permanent

“Philip Glass Ensemble, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and EMO Ensemble performed the soundtrack with such power and devotion that it can hardly be beat by any hi-fi equipment at home or in a movie theater.” (translated from an article by Samuli Tiikkaja in Helsingin Sanomat, 22 August 2013)

”EMO Ensemble is a lively, interesting and open-mindedly exploring bright spark in the choral world.” – Marko Ylönen, Professor of chamber music, University of the Arts

They Are a-Changin

Spring season 2019

EMO Ensemble grabbed a head start into it’s 2019 season by joining the renowned Finnish artist Anssi Kela on-stage at the annual EMMA-gaala (Finnish music award gala) on February 2nd. This specific rendition of Kela’s composition Ilves was also published as a newly arranged single on most streaming platforms.
The spring season will mostly consist of new music. The first two concerts will be conducted by Pasi Hyökki: Uusi alku (Eng. A New Beginning) at Ritarihuone, Helsinki on March 6th, as well as a collaboration concert with Kino soi, Kino soi: EMO Ensemble! at Kino Tapiola, Espoo on the 15th of April. The latter will also feature both Petja Kainulainen on cello and Hanna Hohti on viola, respectfully.
Before summer, EMO Ensemble will visit the Swedish cities of Stockholm and Uppsala on the 25th & 26th of May to perform two concerts under the direction of David Lundblad. The concerts and the repertoire go by the theme: What made the Swedish choral sound?. The same repertoire will also be performed at the Music Centre, Helsinki on May 29th.

 

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Pro EMO Ensemble ry Chairman of the Board

SARA HALLIKAINEN

puheenjohtaja@emoensemble.com

 

Producer for EMO Ensemble

MILLA NISSINEN

Milla.Nissinen@uniarts.fi

Principal guest conductor

PASI HYÖKKI

pasihyokki@gmail.com

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