RUSK Chamber Music in Jakobstad 20-24.11.2018

– International creativity at the darkest time of the year


RUSK

Kammarmusik i Jakobstad
Kamarimusiikkia Pietarsaaressa
Chamber Music in Jakobstad

19-23.11.2019

Årets tema / Vuoden teema / Festival Theme
MAKT – VALTA – POWER

Konstnärliga ledare / Taiteelliset johtajat / Artistic Directors
CHRISTOFFER SUNDQVIST & SEBASTIAN FAGERLUND

Årets tonsättare / Vuoden säveltäjä / Composer in Residence
OUTI TARKIAINEN (FIN)

ARTISTER / TAITEILIJAT / ARTISTS

Elina Vähälä, violin/viulu
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, violin/viulu
Fredrik Paulsson, violin/viulu & altviolin/alttoviulu/viola
Ellen Nisbeth, viola/alttoviulu
Senja Rummukainen, cello/sello
Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello/sello
Niek de Groot, kontrabas/kontrabasso/double bass
Paavali Jumppanen, piano
Marianna Shirinyan, piano
Emil Holmström, piano
Helena Juntunen, sopran/sopraano/soprano
Janne Thomsen, flöjt/huilu/flute
József Hárs, valthorn & dirigent/käyrätorvi & kapellimestari/ french horn & conductor
Jukka Perko, saxofon/saksofoni/saxophone
Christoffer Sundqvist, klarinett/klarinetti/clarinet
Jarmo Saari, gitarr/kitara/guitar
Sivan Magen, harppa/harppu/harp
Mellersta Österbottens Kammarorkester/Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri/ The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

YH Novia inredningsdesign/sisustussuunnittelu/interior design
Studerande/opiskelijat/students

m.fl. / ym. /a.o. 

ändringar möjliga / muutokset mahdollisia / changes possible

 

 

RUSK is a chamber music festival held annually in Pietarsaari/Jakobstad, Finland at the end of November. At the heart of this festival embracing superb chamber music and various other genres of the arts is the Schauman Hall in the centre of town, but the events also spread out into the surrounding urban environment.

The festival was founded in 2013 by its Artistic Directors, clarinettist Christoffer Sundqvist and composer Sebastian Fagerlund. In the space of one week, artists both Finnish and foreign give concerts of both chamber music classics and rarities along with contemporary works. Each year, the festival invites a guest of international renown as its focus composer. In 2013 this was Sebastian Fagerlund, in 2014 Daníel Bjarnason, in 2015 Jesper Nordin, in 2016 Jukka Tiensuu and in 2017 Cecilia Damström, Raoul Björkenheim, Ralf Nyqvist and Sauli Zinovjev.

RUSK seeks to reflect the present day and age with its myriad variations and challenges. It is a melting pot in which creativity is unleashed in exotic contexts at the darkest, bleakest time of the northern year.

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