Teodor Currentzis has catapulted his ensemble MusicAeterna to the very heart of the world music scene.
Siberia in the spotlight. Greek-born conductor Teodor Currentzis set up a new style of musical community, the MusicAeterna, in conjunction with the Novosibirsk Opera in his adopted country, later re-locating it to Perm at the foot of the Ural mountains. From there, ostensibly ”the middle of nowhere”, the highly charismatic Currentzis has catapulted his ensemble to the very heart of the world music scene.
MusicAeterna’s has been thrilling audiences not just with their technical prowess but also their utter mastery of tone. The full orchestra will be arriving in Finland for the Helsinki Festival Spring Concert to perform a concert version of Prokofiev’s enduringly popular Romeo and Juliet.
Conductor Teodor Currentzis
Sergei Prokofjev: Romeo ja Julia
In co-operation with Jane ja Aatos Erkon säätiö, Helsingin kaupunki, Musiikkitalo
Helsinki slang songs, on-street waltzing, poetry, rap? What’s on the programme for this year’s Night of the Arts? You decide!
Helsinki slang songs, on-street waltzing, poetry, rap? Yarn bombing, baby cinema or even an art yurt? What’s on the programme for this year’s Night of the Arts? You decide!
Help us organise the ultimate arts carnival in the Finnish capital. In addition to established contributors, such as the city’s museums, book shops, theatres and cultural centres, Helsinki Festival is now encouraging every single Helsinkian to discover their own inner artist. This year, you can get involved in creating the Night of the Arts as well as experiencing it.
You can sign up to the Night of the Arts programme through this site starting from 22 April 2015.
The Night of the Arts will take place on Thursday 20 August 2015.