Photo UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra (c) Ilkka Saastamoinen

The Nutcracker Suite & Tale

Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki
Rock church (Temppeliaukio church)

Anna Airola & UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: The Nutcracker Suite & Tale

Anna Airola & UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: The Nutcracker Suite & Tale

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra plays Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s jazz arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, The Nutcracker. Beloved actress Anna Airola brings the story to life and reads the fairy tale written by E.T.A. Hoffmann about the Christmas night adventure of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Conductor Ed Partyka.

Glittering winter forests, an enchanted marzipan castle, toys that miraculously come alive... The Nutcracker Tale is full of magic and exciting twists! The plot of The Nutcracker, one of Tchaikovsky's most famous and acclaimed ballets, is based on E.T.A. Hoffman's Christmas story. The ballet was premiered in December 1892 at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, and in 1960 Ellington and Strayhorn arranged and recorded their own interpretation of the beloved piece. The jazz adaptation has in recent years become a UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra’s Christmas tradition, which is now spiced up with a fairy tale – for the first time in Finland!


Temppeliaukio Church


18.00 & 20.30

Tickets 30/35€ from Ticketmaster


The concert is suitable for the whole family, but especially with the smallest concertgoers, we recommend preparing for loud volumes with earmuffs or plugs.

Note! The fairy tale will be read in Finnish.