“Contrasts – Impressionism and Romanticism” at Helsinki Old Church – April 27 2019 19.00

Helsinki Chamber Soloists’ next performance will be held at the oldest church in central Helsinki. The concert is a juxtaposition of the extremes, from the transparency of impressionistic melodies to a jaunty dance of death which then culminates in a triumphant mood with some rich romanticism. The program consists of traditional orchestral repertoire that will be transformed into an intimate setting by fourteen musicians.

C. Saint-Saens: Danse macabre, Op. 40
C. Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
J. Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
(arrangements: Iain Farrington)

Free entrance

“From all waltz of life” at the Helsinki Music Center – October 6 2018

The waltz is often present in classical music, be it in moments of melancholy or intense joy. Join the Helsinki Chamber Soloists for a quick tour of Mahler’s, Sibelius’ and Tchaikovsky’s take on these three beats.

Gustav Mahler: 3rd movement from Symphony No. 1
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
Jean Sibelius: Valse Triste

At 12.30 and 13.30
Free entry. The concert is a part of “Day Off at Musiikkitalo 2018”.

Performers: Helsinki Chamber Soloists with special guests –
Darren Acosta, trombone
Sivan Magen, harp
Kati Kuusava, violin
Kazutaka Morita, timpani

Mahler Symphony No. 1 at Hietsun Paviljonki – May 13 2018


Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Titan”
  1. Langsam. Schleppend. Wie ein Naturlaut – Im Anfang sehr gemächlich
  2. Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
  3. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
  4. Stürmisch bewegt
Performers:  Helsinki Chamber Soloists with special guests –
Siljamari Heikinheimo, violin
Darren Acosta, trombone
Sivan Magen, harp
Kazutaka Morita, timpani