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BBC Proms 2017 Chamber Music 3

From the Kalevala to Kaustinen: Finnish Folk and Baroque Music

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Performers

Anu Komsi
soprano
Kreeta-Maria Kentala
violin
Andrew Lawrence-King
harp/kantele/psaltery
Eero Palviainen
theorbo/guitar
Milla Viljamaa
harmonium

Finnish folk music meets familiar Baroque textures in a programme exploring two genres with a shared love of song and dance.

Soprano Anu Komsi and violinist Kreeta-Maria Kentala both have family roots in the folk-rich municipality of Kaustinen, Western Finland. They are joined by fellow boundary-crossing musicians for a whistle-stop journey through Finnish musical history encompassing the 16th-century Piae cantiones (the earliest printed book of Finnish music) and the 19th-century national folk epic, the Kalevala, which so inspired Sibelius.

The concert also features favourites by Corelli and other Baroque composers, as well as folk songs from Kaustinen and music by Kreeta Haapasalo (1813–93), who was born in the region.

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Concert Duration:
approx. 1 hour (no interval)

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Stalls: £15; Centre Gallery: £13
Day seats: £6

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