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Kammarmusik i Jakobstad
Chamber Music in Jakobstad
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
ändringar möjliga / muutokset mahdollisia / changes possible
RUSK FESTIVAL – BREAKING WAVES
International creativity in Jakobstad at the darkest time of the year! On stage this year The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Elina Vähälä, Hugo Ticciati, Andres Kaljuste, Nicolas Altstaedt, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Niek de Groot, Janne Thomsen, Heini Kärkkäinen and many more. The Artistic Directors Sebastian Fagerlund and Christoffer Sundqvist present you with a thrilling program built around the music of this year’s Composer in Residence Erkki-Sven Tüür. Join us and immerse yourself in the breaking of waves in November!
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.