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WINTER CONCERT: Songs from Armonlaakso – an evening with Selim Palmgren

11.3.2023 @ 19:00 - 20:15

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Composer Selim Palmgren was known as the Chopin of the North, a star pianist who dazzled audiences around the world. Deep down, he always longed for his summer residence in Naantali, where the waves lapping against the shores inspired his compositions for over 50 years. This Winter Concert, dedicated to Palmgren’s national romantic music, culminates in a cantata first performed in Naantali Church in 1943 as part of the town’s 500th anniversary celebrations.


Selim Palmgren (1878-1951):

Keinu (Swing)
Yökehrääjä (Nightjar)
Rukous (Prayer)
Dans i parken (A dance in the park)

Key Ensemble Chamber choir, dir. Jutta Seppinen

Three piano pieces op.45
1. Preludium
2. Intermezzo i folkton

Trois morceaux op. 57

Triptyk, op. 81
1. Unelma keväästä (Dream of spring)
2. Kehtolaulu haavoittuneille sydämille (A lollaby for the wounded hearts)
3. Rapsodia (Rhapsody)

Henrik Järvi, piano

Näktergalen (Nightingale), SP207 (lyr. B. Gripenberg)

Lotta Lennings vaggvisa (Lotta Lennings lollabby), op. 15, nro 2 (lyr. Z. Topelius)

Annukka Kuivisto, soprano
Henrik Järvi, piano

Armonlaakson laulu, op. 103 (lyr. Larin Kyösti)

Annukka Kuivisto, soprano
Key Ensemble Chamber choir, dir. Jutta Seppinen
Miika Hartikainen, organ


The concert will be about an hour in duration, no intermission. Tickets 38 € (for students and concertgoers under 18 years 19 €).

The Winter Concert is organised in co-operation with the Cultural Services of the City of Naantali.

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Event location

Naantali Church

Nunnakatu 1

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Naantali Music Festival warmly thanks its partners and supporters for their cooperation.


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