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Thursday 4th of July 7.00 PM

Viitasaari Areena Tickets 29/21 €

This year’s Opening Concert presents the international IEMA Ensemble (International Ensemble Modern Academy) consisting of young top musicians. Orango by the Italian-Swiss composer Oscar Bianchi explores the relationship between performers and audience, and in this performance the participating audience consists of students of the national youth composition course held in Viitasaari. Conducted by Raimonda Skabeikaitė, the trilogy Pendants by the Swedish composer Jesper Nordin will also be heard in the concert. 

The concert is a part of the Ulysses Network project supported by the Creative Europe programme.

Raimonda Skabeikaitė, conductor

Moritz Fischer & Timo Kurkikangas, electronics

IEMA Ensemble:

Hwajune Kim, flute 
Megumi Nakajima, oboe 
Pablo Piñeiro Mundin, clarinets 
Olivia Palmer-Baker, bassoons  
Robyn Blair, horn 
Jinhyoung Kim, trumpet 
Noah Perkins, trombone 
Grzegorz Chwalinski, percussions 
SeongYeon Kong, percussions *
Shan-Chi Hsu, piano 
Isaac Bifet, violin
Veronika Palleeva, violin **
Elijah Spies, viola  
Uschik Choi, violoncello 
Emmett Jackson, double bass

Jesper Nordin: Pendants (2009)

Pendant I
Pendant II
Pendant III


Oscar Bianchi: Orango (2018)

The concert has an intermission.