Mikko Heiniö anniversary
Mikko Heiniö is celebrating his 75th anniversary this year. On 18. May, the Turku Philharmonic is giving a concert of chamber music in honour of his birthday. One of Heiniö’s most exciting new works is Koraaleja (Chorales) premiered on 11 February at the Katedraali soi Festival in Turku. It consists of an introduction and two overlapping works: a Concerto for Kantele, Violin and String Orchestra, and settings of three poems by Lassi Nummi for baritone, violin, kantele and string orchestra. The soloists were Eija Kankaanranta, Antti Tikkanen and Kristian Lindroos (baritone). The Concerto was performed on 10 March in Kokkola by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra.