Summer Sound Gardens: the concert experience of the summer in the Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens in the University of Oulu will host its third concert in the Music in Botanical concert series. The performers in the Romeo and Juliet greenhouses on Monday 19 June at 18:00 will be the Hungarian guitarist Katalin Koltai, the Hungarian conductor, recorder player and composer Janos Bal, and the Finnish accordion player Timo Kinnunen.

There will be many kinds of music in the night’s programme: music from the 16th century to the present day; Hungary’s great composers Liget and Bartok; Vivaldi; the Japanese classic Takemitsu; master of the modern tango Piazzolla; film music; summer dances; improvisations; street moods from Budapest; a premiere; and many other classics.

The rarest and most unusual instrument in the concert will be the electronic wind instrument called sound-turner. It was developed by Janos Bal, and it offers vast opportunities. The instrument will be heard in Finland for the first time.

The pyramid greenhouses in the botanical gardens will offer an interesting and unusual environment for both the performers and the audience. During the concert, the audience may stroll among the plants or sit down on a stool to enjoy the music. During the intermission, Women’s Bank, the fundraising volunteer network, will be serving flavourful coffee.

There will be four concerts per year in the Music in Botanical series. The next amazing international concerts for this year are in August and November. The artistic director in the music series is Timo Kinnunen.

All tickets are 10 euros, cash payment

Last updated: 20.6.2017