Jennah Vainio & Helsinki Philharmonic

Jennah Vainio
’s orchestral Sylvia’s Lullaby is to be premiered in a concert given by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra on 20 October. The piece was inspired by the Pauper’s Lullaby (1907) by Robert Kajanus, the subject of which was one to which Vainio could relate because of her orphaned grandmother. Sylvia’s Lullaby is part of the Helsinki Variations series for which works were commissioned from 12 Finnish composers, among them Matthew Whittall (Silence Speaks), Lotta Wennäkoski (Of Footprints and Light), Seppo Pohjola (Roots), Antti Auvinen (Stabat Tiger Mater) and Kimmo Hakola (Wake!).