• Wed. 26.01.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bremen
    ·Die Glocke
  • For this event the 2G plus rule applies

Finnish Potpourri

Works by Mozart, Ellington and Rantala

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, MINNA PENSOLA and ANTTI TIKKANEN have unfortunately had to cancel their performances at the concerts on 26th and 27th January.

We would like to thank TARMO PELTOKOSKI for agreeing at short notice to conduct the concerts with a modified programme.

Please note: this event is subject to the 2G plus rule. Admission is restricted to those who have fully vaccinated or recovered status and can also present a negative test result.

Should the concerts have to be cancelled, which we do not currently expect, you will of course receive a refund.

Programme

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
    • Overture to ›Die Entführung aus dem Serail‹ K 384
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 21 in C major K 467
    • Duke Ellington (1899 – 1974)
    • In a Sentimental Mood*
    • Iiro Rantala (*1970)
    • Another Ragtime*
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Symphony in D major K 504 ›Prager Sinfonie‹
    • Iiro Rantala
    • Seven o'Clock Overture (premiere)
    • *Matthew Hunt Clarinet
      Hiroyuki Yamazaki Double bass
      Jonas Krause Drums

Conductor

Tarmo Peltokoski

It was a stroke of luck that this Finnish multi talent gave his German debut in June with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the orchestra’s musical quality and precision created the perfect conditions for a collaboration with this extraordinary young talent, after which followed and entire series of return appearances. In February 2022 Tarmo Peltokoski was appointed ›Principal Guest Conductor‹ of the Kammer­philharmonie – the first time that this orchestra has bestowed the title in its 42-year history. In the 2021/22 season, Peltokosky gave his Berlin debut with the Orchester der Komischen Oper, the hr-Sinfonieorchester. Further debuts are expected at the Rheingau Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, also with the Köln Philharmonie, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Orchestre National du Caiptole de Toulouse and at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

At the age of just 14, this diverse musician began studying with the retired professor Jorma Panula. He is currently studying at the Sibelius Academy with Sakari Oramo, where he has also taken lessons with Hannu Lintu and Jukka-Pekka Saraste as well as piano lessons with Antti Hotti for, in addition to being a conductor, this 21-year-old Finn is also a celebrated pianist who has won several competitions. He has performed as soloist with all the celebrated Finnish orchestras and in 2018 was named
›Junger Musiker des Jahres‹ by the Pro Musica Foundation. Parallel to his conducting and piano studies, Tarmo Peltokoski also studied composition and arranging.

Piano

Iiro Rantala

This multiple award-winning pianist, born in 1970, is considered as a »natural phenomenon on the keys« (Jazzthing). Iiro Rantala is a singular master of his instrument, able to expertly combine virtuosity with intelligence, emotion and humour.

Rantala studied Jazz Piano at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, as well as classical piano at the Manhattan School of Music. In his home country, he is a superstar and musical ambassador with his own television programme. However, this excellent all-rounder is well-known far beyond the borders of Scandinavia, having won an Echo Jazz in the category ›Best International Pianist‹. His very own Trio Töykeät, with whom he also played until 2006, has given 2,300 concerts in over 40 countries and, with his surprising ideas, has turned many genres – particularly the tango – completely upside down.

In addition, Rantala has composed for numerous theatre pieces, musicals and feature films and since 2011 has been at the helm of the Jazz Piano Festival in Kapsäkki. Alongside his work for fim, television, radio and also as solo artist, Rantala has also produced several great albums; the album ›Lost Heroes‹ released in 2011 was celebrated by the Süddeutsche Zeitung as a »masterpiece« and the German Record Critics’ Award was only one of several prestigious awards it received. He has also won prizes for his concept albums, which deal with both the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and the work of John Lennon.

Conductor

Tarmo Peltokoski

It was a stroke of luck that this Finnish multi talent gave his German debut in June with the Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, the orchestra’s musical quality and precision created the perfect conditions for a collaboration with this extraordinary young talent, after which followed and entire series of return appearances. In February 2022 Tarmo Peltokoski was appointed ›Principal Guest Conductor‹ of the Kammer­philharmonie – the first time that this orchestra has bestowed the title in its 42-year history. In the 2021/22 season, Peltokosky gave his Berlin debut with the Orchester der Komischen Oper, the hr-Sinfonieorchester. Further debuts are expected at the Rheingau Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, also with the Köln Philharmonie, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Orchestre National du Caiptole de Toulouse and at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

At the age of just 14, this diverse musician began studying with the retired professor Jorma Panula. He is currently studying at the Sibelius Academy with Sakari Oramo, where he has also taken lessons with Hannu Lintu and Jukka-Pekka Saraste as well as piano lessons with Antti Hotti for, in addition to being a conductor, this 21-year-old Finn is also a celebrated pianist who has won several competitions. He has performed as soloist with all the celebrated Finnish orchestras and in 2018 was named
›Junger Musiker des Jahres‹ by the Pro Musica Foundation. Parallel to his conducting and piano studies, Tarmo Peltokoski also studied composition and arranging.