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Tarinankertojat [Storytellers] is a concert where solos, ensembles, improvisation and singing blend into a shared story told by more than 40 musicians. In her fourth postgraduate recital, Päivi Hirvonen introduces four different ensembles that stretch the bounds of solo and ensemble playing in fascinating ways.

Päivi Hirvonen, violin, vocals and looper
Tero Pajunen, violin and vocals
Maija Kauhanen, Saarijärvi kantele and vocals
Iida Savolainen, viola and vocals
Helmi Camus, double bass and vocals
Minna Koskenlahti, percussion and vocals
Siba Folk Big Band

Tickets: 17,50/11,50/6,50 € (Ticketmaster), 15/10/5 € (Helsinki Music Centre)
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FOR ENGLISH SEE BELOW Tarinankertojat on konsertti, jossa soolosoitto, yhtyemusisointi, improvisointi ja laulu sulautuvat keskenään yli 40 muusikon käsissä yhdeksi yhteiseksi tarinaksi. Päivi Hi...


December 16, 2016, 7:00pm - December 16, 2016, 12:10pm

Musiikkitalo, Sonore-Sali

FOR ENGLISH SEE BELOW Tarinankertojat on konsertti, jossa soolosoitto, yhtyemusisointi, improvisointi ja laulu sulautuvat keskenään yli 40 muusikon käsissä yhdeksi yhteiseksi tarinaksi. Päivi Hi...

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Thank you Hilu Toivonen-Alastalo for arranging such a wonderful charity concert for the good cause (Give a hobby to a child / Anna lapselle harrastus -hyväntekeväisyyskonsertti). And congratulations ones more!
Here one picture by Jorma Airola: FBB feat. Hilu!

More pictures from the concert by Jorma:

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Folk Big Band will play on this Sunday Anna lapselle harrastus (Give a hobby to a child) charity concert at 16 at Savoy-teatteri. Join us for the good cause! The program is huge and awesome!
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Finnish folk orchestra of 40 musicians with fiddles, kanteles, accordions, harmoniums, guitars, percussions, winds and vocals. More is more!

The strength of the Sibelius Academy Folk Big Band rises from the collective creativity of close to fifty folk musicians. The sound of the orchestra is really special in these altitudes. The instrumentation contains fiddles, kanteles, accordions, guitars, wind instruments, harmoniums and singing. In addition, archaic instruments like bowed lyre (jouhikko), Jews harp (munniharppu) and Mnkeri (old clarinet instrument) bring their own nuance to the clang. All the instruments get their own moment to shine in the multifaceted program, but the festival starts when the whole big band sings and plays. The orchestra was found and started in guidance of Petri Prauda in 2010 as part of the operation of folk music department of Sibelius Academy. Folk Big Band got the title band of the year in Kaustinen Folk Music Festival 2012.

Each member is a player, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, soloist and ensemble musician as well as a skilled improviser! The orchestra performs without using a conductor or sheet music, with all the members communicating together in each given situation in a dynamic, rhythmic and expressive way, through improvisation and focus.

The repertoire of Folk Big Band consists of traditional dance melodies and songs, teachers’ and students’ contemporary compositions and arrangements, and the ordered compositions. There are straightforward polskas, waltzes and schottisches played with irresistible going, which take you to dance. Besides, more atmospheric and meander tunes are represented by the various sparkling contemporary folk music compositions. The arrangements are also done together; often instrument groups make their own interpretation of their harmonies.

Despite our careful research of historical singing and playing styles, we see folk music as something that lives strongly in the present. It doesn’t belong in museums; we live with it every single day. The Folk Big Band is a part of a 10,000-year continuum, and the only way to continue is to keep creating new folk music. The end result is something unprecedented, powerful and contagious it glows with pride for our own musical traditions! Sometimes more is more!


Konsta´s complete works in 16 seconds (VIDEO)

(Konsta Jylhä, arr. Antti Huntus & Ville Kangas) and Schottische in D minor (Konsta Jylhä, arr. Roope Aarnio & FBB)

Maria, Maiden of the North, part 1 (VIDEO)

(Charlotta Hagfors, lyrics trad./Hagfors)

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Promo photo by Sami Perttilä


Sirpa Lahti
intendant of SibA Folk Big Band
secretary of Folk Big Band support association
+358 40 738 4736


Folk Big Bandin kannatusyhdistys ry. (Folk Big Band support association)
Business ID FI2626538-1

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