Estimated duration

1 h


Taideyliopiston Sibelius-Akatemia

Living in the shadow of immense global challenges, there is a feeling of always being at the edge of two polarities — on the brink of catastrophe while also surrounded by excess. In this program we humbly present an offering, a prayer for warm life, that floats between these distant points — day, life, joy; night, death, pain. The composers on this program all exist in this middle space, using music as a means of making sense of the overwhelming world around us, often choosing a reconciliation between nature and culture as a possible point of healing. 


  • Taavi Orro, clarinet
  • Robert Fleitz, piano


  • Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes (1977): Mat’Selesnya for prepared piano and corrugates (2022)
  • Mirjam Tally (1976): Warm Life at the Foot of the Iceberg for clarinet and piano (2014/2016)
  • Salvatore Sciarrino (1947): Let me die before I wake for clarinet in Bb (1982)
  • Raimonda Žiūkaitė (1989): Sielvartas for piano and tape (2022)
  • Minna Leinonen (1977): Pheme for clarinet in Bb and fixed media (2011)
  • Pēteris Plakidis (1947-2017): Night Conversations for clarinet and piano (1992)
  • Takashi Yoshimatsu (1953): Pieces in Bird Shape for clarinet and piano, op. 18 (1984)

Further information: Eeva Hohti,

Young artists of summer 

The concert series presents recent graduates and students of the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki who have excelled in their studies. 

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Mannerheimintie renovation project

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