Great symphonic journey

This is life, this is the universe; welcome.

The universe and imagination know no boundaries. This August night is full of eternity and the joy of creativity, as the Vantaa Pops Orchestra and its soloists invite listeners on a great symphonic journey.

The concert begins with Aineen ja ajan messu (Mass of Matter and Time), a commissioned composition by Lauri Porra for the Vantaa Pops Orchestra. Ideas sparkle and flame as Esko Valtaoja, Ringa Manner and the musicians of the symphony orchestra lead the audience from the beginning of the universe to the end – and beyond.

The musical journey across all boundaries continues with Pyhimys and Saimaa taking to the stage for the first time to interpret songs from their joint album, released in the spring, accompanied by a grand orchestra and choir. Saimaa’s musical cornucopia and infallible sense of melody, the insightful lyrics by Pyhimys and the expressive power of a symphony orchestra create a memorable combination where the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

The concert is conducted by Dalia Stasevska.

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

Mannerheimintie 13a

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