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Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mannerheimintie 13a, 00100 Helsinki
Musiikkitalo - Helsinki Music Centre

FRSO, Kreeta-Maria Kentala & Louise Alder

FRSO, Kreeta-Maria Kentala & Louise Alder

If Bach has earned a reputation for being the universal genius of the Baroque, the honour for being the most versatile and most innovative vocal composer goes to Georg Friedrich Handel. For more than half a century, Handel seemed to have a never-ending supply of masterly arias up his sleeve, ready to conjure forth in his operas, cantatas and oratorios. Arias were in fact his bread and butter; duets, to say nothing of larger ensembles, are less often found in his works.

Handel wrote the Water Music orchestral suite for a trip down the River Thames in London made by King George I. It is outdoor music in the true sense of the word – the musicians sat on the deck of a barge. The King is said to have been so taken with the music that he ordered the poor, exhausted players to play the Suite no fewer than three times during the voyage.


Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FRSO)

Kreeta-Maria Kentala, conductor and violin soloist

Louise Alder, soprano


Georg Friedrich Händel: Arias

Georg Friedrich Händel: Water Music op. 3

Late-Night Chamber Music:

Mirka Malmi, violin

Tommi Hyytinen, French horn

Tiina Karakorpi, piano

Ethel Smyth: French horn Trio A Major

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

2. & 7.12.2022 at 19.00

Tickets 9–38€ from Ticketmaster, ticket sales starts 12.8.2022