Elena Mindru Finnection feat. Adam Baldych – HOPE - New Album Release Concert

Kasarmikatu 46-48, 00130 Helsinki
Savoy Theatre

The jazz singer Elena Mindru brings to Savoy Theatre her new project Elena Mindru Finnection with the Polish virtuoso Adam Bałdych, one of Europe's most famous jazz violinists. The band plays brand new European jazz from Elena Mindru's new album “Hope”.

The jazz singer Elena Mindru brings to Savoy Theatre her new project Elena Mindru Finnection with the Polish virtuoso Adam Bałdych, one of Europe's most famous jazz violinists. The band plays brand new European jazz from Elena Mindru's new album “Hope”.

“Hope” is Elena Mîndru’s fourth record as a jazz singer and a bandleader. The theme of the music goes hand in hand with the general message of the whole album, to bring hope for the future, even amid a variety of threats, and how hope and coming together for a common cause can save our planet. Through their music, the group raises an alarm signal about the prospects of humanity in a changing ecological environment as well as the challenges brought on by globalization (migration, disappearing livelihoods, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence).

For Elena Mîndru, the new album is a bold step musically towards a more experimental direction. Part of the music of this album (including the title piece Hope) has been conceived during the pandemic period, as a way of escaping the times of hard restrictions, a way to Hope for it to come to an end, for a better future of the humanity. The lyrics paint dreamlike foreshadows of a future reality that looks threatening, but that also brings people together to appreciate and nurture our unique living globe.

<<"Hope" is an affirmation of the beauty of a woman's voice. Mîndru's singing is very effective and she herself is confident in her vocal abilities. This can be heard across the entire width of her voice register. The brilliance of the execution of even the most difficult parts goes hand in hand here with feminine grace and delicacy.
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The timbre of Adam Bałdych's violin is sometimes identical to Mîndru's voice. Inspired by each other, both artists take music to a master level. Stylistically, it is music without divisions, for anyone who is even the least sensitive to…. beauty.>>
- Marcin Puławski, Laboratorium Muzycznych Fuzji, September 2021

International level jazz singer Elena Mindru has enlivened the Finnish music scene for almost a decade with her charismatic performance. She won the second place and the audience award at the Shure Montreux Voice Competition in Switzerland in 2012, and got to meet the legendary producer Quincy Jones who was the president of the competition’s jury. Since then, her career has been on the rise. Elena has been performing around the world as a soloist with symphony orchestras and big bands, among others.

Line-up:
Elena Mîndru, voice, compositions and lyrics
Adam Bałdych, viulu and renaissance violin, compositions
Tuomas J. Turunen, piano and compositions
Oskari Siirtola, double bass
Anssi Tirkkonen, drums

The concert is supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Helsinki and Adam Mickiewicz Institute on the occasion to celebrate Independence Day of the Republic of Poland.

The concert is part of the Jazz Finland’s co-production tour and is supported by the Finnish Music Foundation (MES).

Age limit: S
Duration: cc. 1 h 45 min, including intermission.

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