The Encounters Club is open to all and free of charge
Encounters Club: Strange Bedfellows
Ville Hiilivirta, Principal Horn at the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, has planned a special Encounters Club for Finnish Music Day by inviting surprising musicians onto the stage. The programme features Finnish chamber music with the musicians changing seats and playing together in unexpected ensembles.
Ville Hiilivirta, horn and artistic planning
Matilda Kärkkäinen, piano
Xavi Castelló, percussion
John Storgårds, violin, narration
Adrian Rigopulos, double bass
Jaakko Kuusisto: Miniö op. 30
Veli-Matti Puumala: Vivat! (Èdera III) (2003)
Harri Wessman: Trio breve (1984)
Jouni Kaipainen: Recovering op. 96 (2011-12)
Jarmo Sermilä: Das Gebläse (1989)
Teppo Hauta-aho: Kaamoskapriisi (1979)
Kalevi Aho: Ennen yötä (2003)
The popular Encounters Club is an arena for creative ideas and surprising encounters with performances by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s musicians and friends.
The Encounters Club is open to all and free of charge, and it takes place on Fridays around once a month in the main foyer of the Helsinki Music Centre.
Free admission – welcome! The programme begins at 9pm after the evening’s concert, and the café is open until 10:30pm.