Jaakko Kuusisto

Paavali Jumppanen and Jaakko Kuusisto in concert on May 12th 2020

Pianist Paavali Jumppanen and violinist Jaakko Kuusisto are performing a streaming concert from Enontekiö Church on Tuesday, May 12th 2020 at 7 pm Finnish time (UTC+3). The concert will be streamed at konserttikotiin.fi, and will remain available for viewing for 7 days after the concert. Tickets go on sale on May 7th, and can be purchased from the same site for 10 €. Due to the corona pandemic, no audience will be admitted to the concert on location.

Paavali Jumppanen and Jaakko Kuusisto have been musical collaborators for about 25 years, in many different ways. The ten Sonatas for piano and violin by Ludwig van Beethoven form the core of their common repertoire. In this concert from Enontekiö Church, they will perform Sonata nr. 5 F Major ’Spring Sonata’ and nr. 7 C Minor.

This concert is the first streaming event on the new Concert At Home service. It is being developed at the initiative of Jaakko Kuusisto, and aims to provide a feasible and easy-to-use service for streaming classical music and jazz with an admission fee. Tickets to the events are purchased directly on the site, and events can be viewed live and also later on-demand, should the event organizer so choose.

Saha Prod Oy provides video production and Livepaletti Oy audio production for this concert.

The concert is made possible by financial support from Arctic Pulse. Funded by Interreg Nord, Arctic Pulse brings unique culture experiences to audiences and visitors in the Arctic Region of Northern Scandinavia. During the corona pandemic, Arctic Pulse participates in creative actions aimed at making sure the music of the north keeps playing even in these unusual circumstances.

Hetta Music Festival and the Enontekiö congregation are also collaborators in making this concert possible.

Jaakko's opera 'Ice' to return to the FNO stage in fall 2020

Jaakko Kuusisto's opera Jää (Ice) was a tremendous success at the Finnish National Opera in early 2019; it was performed 14 times to sold-out audiences, televised and streamed worldwide. The FNO has now announced another run for the opera, starting October 22nd 2020 with a total of 10 performances under the baton of the composer. Tickets go on sale on June 1st.

For all performance dates, further info, and ticket sales please go to https://oopperabaletti.fi/en/repertoire-and-tickets/ice/