Borea Quartet

Kasmir Uusitupa, violin
Tami Pohjola, violin
Riina Piirilä, viola
Senja Rummukainen, cello


The Borea String Quartet was founded in 2010 by students of the Sibelius Academy. They have been under the guidance of Paavo Pohjola right from the beginning. The quartet has also attended a number of masterclasses run by the likes of Meta4, the Danel Quartet and Marko Ylönen. In spring 2016 the Boreas attended a masterclass given by Gerhard Schulz at the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove, in the UK, and have collaborated with the internationally acclaimed Kelemen and Henschel Quartets. They have also appeared at many Finnish festivals. In 2014 they were chosen as Young Artist of the Year at the Hauho Music Festival, and in spring 2017 Kuhmo Chamber Music appointed them its quartet-in-residence. In August 2017 the players are running the Kamarikesä festival with Johannes Piirto and Henriikka Teerikangas. Last year they gave the first performance of Juha T. Koskinen's String Quartet No 2 entitled Under a Gingko Tree in Tiergarten and this year they will be premiering works by Tapio Tuomela, Johannes Piirto and Matti Heininen.

Programme

5. Kontio School 18.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18/4 (1799)

Mon
10.7.

8. Kontio School 14.15

Hugo Wolf (1860—1903):

Italian Serenade in G for string quartet (1887)

Tue
11.7.

18. Kontio School 14.15

Jean Sibelius (1865—1957):

String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 "Voces intimae" (1909)

Thu
13.7.

19. Kontio School 16.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 1 in F, Op. 18/1 (1798-1800)

Thu
13.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

String Quintet in C, K. 515 (1787)

Thu
20.7.

56. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

String Quartet No. 16 in F, Op. 135 (1826)

Fri
21.7.

Tami Pohjola

Kaukametsä 14.00

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

35. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.15

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Pantomime, K. 446 (416d) (1783)

Sun
16.7.

44. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Luigi Boccherini (1743—1805):

Fandango from Guitar Quintet in D, G. 448 "Fandango" (1799)

Tue
18.7.

53. Kontio School 15.15

J.S. Bach (1685—1750):

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 (1721, 2nd movement by Jukka Tiensuu)

Thu
20.7.

58. Kontio School 14.15

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388 (1880, arr. for string quartet, harmonium and piano by Arnold Schönberg, 1921)

Fri
21.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847):

Largo and Allegro in D minor, MWV O 1 for piano and strings (1820) (age 11)

Sat
22.7.

64. Kontio School 17.15

George Enescu (1881—1955):

Le Ménétrier from Suite Impressions d'enfance, Op. 28 for solo violin (1940)

Sat
22.7.

Kasmir Uusitupa

Kaukametsä 14.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Water Music: Suite in G, HWV 350 (1717)

Sun
9.7.

Kaukametsä 14.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (1749)

Sun
9.7.

Kaukametsä 14.00

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

2. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Water Music: Suite in G, HWV 350 (1717)

Mon
10.7.

2. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (1749)

Mon
10.7.

7. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Claude Debussy (1862—1918):

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1891-94; arr. A. Schönberg)

Tue
11.7.

Salakamari 10.00

Zoltán Kodály (1882—1967):

Movements from Serenade, Op. 12 for two violins and viola (1919-20)

Fri
14.7.

24. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Edward Elgar (1857—1934):

Serenade, Op. 20 for strings (1888-1892)

Fri
14.7.

26. Kontio School 20.30

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

Ouverture from Il mondo della luna (1777)

Fri
14.7.

41. Kuhmo Arts Centre 11.00

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683—1764):

Prologue and Orage from Platée (1745)

Tue
18.7.

45. Kontio School 21.15

Jaakko Kuusisto (1974):

Valo, Op. 23 for violin and piano (2009)

Tue
18.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873—1943):

Romance in A minor for violin and piano (1880) (age 7)

Sat
22.7.

Riina Piirilä

Kaukametsä 14.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (1749)

Sun
9.7.

Kaukametsä 14.00

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

2. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (1749)

Mon
10.7.

Salakamari 10.00

Zoltán Kodály (1882—1967):

Movements from Serenade, Op. 12 for two violins and viola (1919-20)

Fri
14.7.

24. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Edward Elgar (1857—1934):

Serenade, Op. 20 for strings (1888-1892)

Fri
14.7.

Senja Rummukainen

Kaukametsä 14.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (1749)

Sun
9.7.

Kaukametsä 14.00

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Suite for orchestra after J. S. Bach (1910)

Sun
9.7.

1. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.45

Georg Hamilton Green (1893—1970):

Charleston Capers (arr. for solo xylophone and string quartet by Bob Becker)

Sun
9.7.

2. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (1749)

Mon
10.7.

19. Kontio School 16.15

Jacques Offenbach (1819—1880):

Les Larmes de Jacqueline, Op. 76/2 for cello and string orchestra (by 1839)

Thu
13.7.

43. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Der Doppelgänger, D. 957/13 from Schwanengesang (1828)

Tue
18.7.

51. Kuhmo Church 21.15

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 (1901-02)

Wed
19.7.