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Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mannerheimintie 13a, 00100 Helsinki
Musiikkitalo - Helsinki Music Centre

FRSO, Nicholas Collon & Patricia Kopatchinskaja

FRSO, Nicholas Collon & Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Outi Tarkiainen’s Midnight Sun Variations seeks out the endless shades of the arctic Midnight Sun. As autumn approaches, the sun gives way to darkness and, symbolically, new life. Tarkiainen composed her work as a pair with Songs of the Ice to be heard later this spring.

The most Russian of the three Symphonies by Sergei Rachmaninov catches the last rays of Late Romanticism and his endless longing for his native country.

The Violin Concerto by György Ligeti is a veritable cornucopia of historical styles, techniques and timbral effects in which the soloist, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, says she discovers something new each time she opens the score.


Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FRSO)

Nicholas Collon, conductor

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin


Outi Tarkiainen: Midnight Sun Variations

György Ligeti: Violin Concerto

Sergei Rahmaninov: Symphony No. 3 A Minor Op. 44

Late-Night Chamber Music:

Jari Valo, violin

Susan Hwang, violin

Aino Räsänen, viola

Tomas Nuňez, cello

György Ligeti: String Quartet No. 1

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

10.2.2023 at 19.00

Tickets 9–38€ from Ticketmaster, ticket sales starts 9.12.2022