Nordic Cool 2013 in Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center's Nordic Cool 2013, international festival of theater, dance, music, visual arts, literature, design, and film, highlights Culture of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The festival features a lot of Finnish musicians and works from Finnish composers.
Christoph Eschenbach, music director of both the Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra, will lead three performances of music from Finland. Pekka Kuusisto will make his NSO debut with the Violin Concerto of Magnus Lindberg and Kaija Saariaho's Orion will receive its first NSO performances. The program is framed by works of Sibelius. The Symphony No. 6 opens the concert, and No. 7 is the concluding work.
Also the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra's concert is conducted by Sakari Oramo, the new chief conductor of BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Pianist Juho Pohjonen performs works by Grieg, Nielsen and Mozart in Fortas and Kennedy Center chamber players concerts.
Looking beyond contemporary and classical music, the jazz quitarist Olli Hirvonen takes the stage in the Jazz Club with Frederick Menzies, Jeff Koch and Philippe Lemm. And Sami joik singer Wimme Saari will perform at the Millenium Stage.
Click here for the whole program of Nordic Cool 2013.
Nordic Cool takes place throughout the Kennedy Center from February 19 to March 17, 2013
Jani Sipilä / Fimic
7 March, 2012