• Sat
    5:00 pmG Livelab, Helsinki


    Musica Nova Helsinki festival, G Livelab, Yrjönkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland
    First time in Finland

    Uusinta Ensemble presents new pieces by Nordic Composers it has co-commissioned within the Nordlyd project, supported by Kulturkontakt and Nordisk Kulturfond. The pieces were premiered by Uusinta Ensemble in 14th of June 2016 at the Klang festival, Copenhagen.

    Danish Mette Nielsen has recorded the harbor sound landscape of her childhood city Odense and integrated childhood song memories of the members of Uusinta Ensemble into her new piece. Icelandic Hafdís Bjarnadóttir takes us into the world of meteorological data and weather field recordings. In a very personal work by Swedish Ida Lundén we will hear the breathing of her late father and also the inner sounds of his harmonium. Ville Raasakka's piece has insomnia and the sounds of a night time apartment as its themes.

    Composers Mette Nielsen and Ida Lundén will be present at the concert. In addition, the name of the new artistic leader of Uusinta Ensemble will be announced.


    Hafdís Bjarnadóttir (IS): Wind Roses for viola and ensemble, f.p. in Finland
    Ville Raasakka (FI): Traumerei for violoncello and electronics
    Mette Nielsen (DK): Odense Havn 1991/2016 for double bass, ensemble and sound tracks, f.p. in Finland
    Lars Petter Hagen (NO): Hymn for string trio, f.p. in Finland
    Ida Lundén (SE): Tyska mossarnas sugluft for flute, ensemble and sound tracks, f.p. in Finland

    JÓZSEF HÁRS, conductor
    MALLA VIVOLIN, flute
    AAPO JUUTILAINEN, double bass
    MARKUS HOHTI, cello
    LIBERO MUREDDU, electronics

  • Thu
    6:00 pmKaukonen, Lapland, Finland

    Uusinta Ensemble will present at Hiljaisuus -festivaali (Silence Festival) togehter with Kallo Collective  a world première of a concert with elements of performing arts entitled KWALK. The theme of KWALK  is encounters and evasion. Without narrative it takes the viewer through absurd moments of everyday life. The three masters of silent comic and three musicians create comic in space inspired by the compositions of Georges Aperghis.

    Kallo, Kurppa and Monckton, wizards of physical theater and clowning from the internationally known Kallo Collective come together with contemporary classical music trio performed by Holmström, Puusaari and Rautiola from Uusinta Ensemble. Music is by Aperghis and Uusinta Ensemble.

    Kallo Collective: Jenni Kallo, Thomas Monckton amd Sampo Kurppa.
    Uusinta Ensemble: Joonatan Rautiola, saxophones, Maria Puusaari, violin and Emil Holmström, piano.

    Production: Kallo Collective
    Running time: 70 min
    Tickets 20 € in advance / 20 € at the door
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  • Wed
    3:00 pmTervamäki Chapel, Viitasaari, Finland

    Uusinta Ensemble will perform at Time of Music Festival 2017, Viitasaari, Finland in two concerts. The first appearance will take place on July 5th at 3 PM at the Tervamäki Chapel, presenting a carefully designed program of chamber music composed over the last 25 years by prominent Finnish composers (for more info please click on their names).

    There is a bus transportation to the concert leaving at 2 PM from Viitasaari bus station. The price of the return ticket is 10 €.

    Jukka Tiensuu Plus II  (1992) for clarinet and cello
    Ville Raasakka: Short cuts (2005/17) for clarinet
    Kaija Saariaho: New Gates (1996) for flute, harp and viola
    Max Savikangas: Kranker Matthäus (2006) for flute and viola
    Outi Tarkiainen: Sanasi, kiveen uponneet (2011) for cello
    Lotta Wennäkoski: Ciphers (2013) for flute, harp and viola

    Malla Vivolin, flute
    Lauri Sallinen, clarinet
    Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp
    Max Savikangas, viola
    Markus Hohti, cello

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  • Fri
    7:00 pmViitasaari Church, Finland

    Uusinta Ensemble will perform at Time of Music Festival 2017, Viitasaari, Finland in two concerts. As the second and main appearance at the festival on July 7th at 7 PM in  Viitasaari Church, Uusinta Ensemble will perform in the composer portrait concert of young Finnish talent Sebastian Hilli. In the program, Paraphrase II – ”Giant steps and eden acid” (2016) was commissioned and premiered by Uusinta Ensemble in 2016 at the New Music October Festival, Oulu, Finland. A concerto for guitar and small ensemble, confluence/divergence (2013–15), will receive its world premiere by guitarist Perti Kumela and Uusinta Ensemble.

    Elogio de la sombra for string quartet (2015) *
    Lume for alto saxophone and piano (2013) 
    Paraphrase II – ”Giant steps and eden acid” for flute (picc, b.fl), clarinet (bcl), piano, violin, viola and violoncello (2016)
    confluence/divergence for guitar solo, flute, percussion, harp and violoncello (2013-2015)      World première

    Jósef Hárs, conductor
    Petri Kumela, guitar
    Uusinta Ensemble (Malla Vivolin, flute, Lauri Sallinen, clarinet, N.N., alto saxophone, Emil Holmström, piano, Lily-Marlene Puusepp, harp, Petteri Kippo, percussion, Maria Puusaari, violin, Max Savikangas, viola, Markus Hohti, violoncello)
    * Quatuor Bozzini (Clemens Merkel and Alissa Cheung, violins, Stéphanie Bozzini, viola and Isabelle Bozzini, violoncello)

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  • Fri
    7:00 pmHelsinki Music Centre, Black Box

    Uusinta Ensemble will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of composer Paola Livorsi by performing a composition concert consisting of her music.

    It is also Livorsi’s second post-graduate composition recital at the Sibelius Academy as part of  her research project Human voice and instrumental voice: a comparative study in timbral content.

    In between (2007) for alto flute, clarinet in A/bass clarinet, horn, percussion, viola and violoncello, Finnish première
    Suonno (2003-04) for string quartet with 4-loudspeaker amplification (new version), World première
    Ohnfad (2002) for soprano and electronics
    Senza parole, senza silenzio (2014-15) for soprano and guitar
    Onde (2009-2010) for string quartet, Finnish première
    The end of no ending (2017) for 2 singers, ensemble and live electronics (2017) for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, cornet, trumpet, guitar and 2 percussionists, World première

    Uusinta Ensemble, dir. József Hárs
    Tuuli Lindberg, soprano
    Anni Egecioglu, voice
    Petri Kumela, guitar
    Ahoora Hossseini, percussion
    Marek Pluciennik, live video processing
    Juan de Diós Magdaleno, live electronics


More concerts for season 2019 TBA soon – please visit again!

List of All Past Concerts 1999-2019 (PDF)