Joona Pulkkinen

Since taking third prize in the Turku National Cello Competition in 2010, Joona Pulkkinen has performed as soloist with many orchestras, including the Aurora Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wallonia Royal Chamber Orchestra, Belgian National Opera Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra, and Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared at major Finnish music festivals and given concerts in many of the concert halls of Europe. For the 2015‒2016 season, Pulkkinen was the chosen artist for the Classe d'Excellence de Violoncelle programme under the direction of Gautier Capuçon in Paris. His other teachers have included Gary Hoffman, Marko Ylönen and Pauli Heikkinen. Since autumn 2014 Pulkkinen has been principal cellist with the Tampere Philharmonic. He was also principal cellist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra on its tour of Austria in January 2016. Joona Pulkkinen plays a Charles Adolphe Gand cello from 1855.

Programme

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

Charles Griffes (1884—1920):

Three Tone-Pictures, Op. 5

Sun
9.7.

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.

16. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Sergey Prokofiev (1891—1953):

Overture on Hebrew Theme in C minor, Op. 34 for clarinet and piano quintet (1919)

Wed
12.7.

21. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Banditen-Galopp, Op. 378 (arr. Vladimir Mendelssohn)

Thu
13.7.

21. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Erich Korngold (1897—1957):

Intermezzo from String Sextet in D, Op. 10 (1914-16)

Thu
13.7.

21. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.15

Johann Strauss II (1825—1899):

Polka Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 (1868)

Thu
13.7.

26. Kontio School 20.30

Joseph Haydn (1732—1809):

Nocturni No. 8, Hob. II:27 "The King of Naples" (1788-90)

Fri
14.7.

28. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.15

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Das Lied von der Erde (1908-09, arr. for chamber orchestra by A. Schönberg)

Sat
15.7.

39. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741):

Flute Concerto in D, RV 428 "Il gardellino" (1729)

Mon
17.7.

51. Kuhmo Church 21.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

String Quintet in C, D. 956 (1828)

Wed
19.7.

55. Kuhmo Arts Centre 21.00

Enrico Chapela (1974):

Nanobots for bandoneon, piano, violin, cello and double bass (2010)

Thu
20.7.

60. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Stefan Heucke (1959):

Auch das Schöne muss sterben, Op. 15 for 23 solo instruments (1991)

Fri
21.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Jean Sibelius (1865—1957):

Water Droplets for violin and cello (1875) (age 9)

Sat
22.7.

64. Kontio School 17.15

Charles Ives (1874—1954):

The Unanswered Question for winds and string orchestra from two Contemplations (1935)

Sat
22.7.