Carte Blanche Avanti!
Monday, June 15
7:30pm | Scandinavia House | 58 Park Avenue | $35 (SH members $20)
Welcome the 2015 Chelsea Music Festival’s Ensemble-in-Residence Avanti! as they lead the Festival’s annual Carte Blanche evening with a portrait of Finnish Music Today. Featured are works by the most prominent contemporary Finnish composers and include a piano quintet by 2015 Composer-in-Residence, Ilari Kaila. Avanti! Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble that varies in size from a string quartet to a symphony orchestra and since its inception in 1983, continues to have a tremendous influence on music in Finland. The Finnish national daily Helsingin Sanomat writes how “Avanti! is like King Midas: anything it touches immediately turns to gold”–Enjoy this golden summer evening in the beautiful, modern Scandinavia House on Park Avenue, the leading center of Nordic culture in the United States. Works by Kaila, Lepistö, Lindberg, Puumala, Saariaho, Sallinen, Tiensuu. Performers include Amanda Hardy, Kati Kuusava, Jouko Laivuori, Joonas Lemetyinen, Markku Lepistö, Olavi Louhivuori, Eriikka Maalismaa, Lilli Maijala, Harri Mäki, Jaakko Paarvala, Malla Vivolin.