Centennial Concert

Sounds of Finland

The Centennial celebration concert Sounds of Finland on Sunday February 5th will showcase the wealth of musical talent found in the local Finnish community. The concert will be in the world class George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, where excellent acoustics and attractive décor make every performance memorable. The venue is easily accessible by public transit and highway # 401.

In keeping with the Finland 100 theme Yhdessä/ Together, the concert will feature a massed choir drawn from all corners of the local Finnish community, as well as the Toronto Finnish Male choir. Several outstanding soloists, Miriam Kemppainen, Karen Davidson, Marianne Puiras, Gail Hakala and Norm Nurmi will delight the audience. Internationally acclaimed soprano Carla Huhtanen will appear as guest artist to perform a set.

Musical interludes and accompaniment will be provided by an orchestra, by Toronton Pelimannit folk music group and Tapio Rukkila, arranger of the folk music section. Toronton Pelimannit will also perform an instrumental set, Matti Palonen and the Kantele players of Agricola will share sounds of the ancient kantele. Jennifer Arra- Happonen will play a piano solo and accompany vocal soloists, Lily Ahopelto will perform a piano solo.

The programme spans a rich selection of music from the Kalevala, kantele and pelimanni favourites to virtuoso classical artistry and contemporary, and will provide an enjoyable immersion into Finnish culture.

We invite you to join as we proudly celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence in the best possible way – with music! Tickets are selling fast!


To purchase tickets, choose one of the following options:
Visit Osuuspankki (Finnish Credit Union Ltd, 191 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto)
Visit Suomi- Koti (Finnish- Canadian Seniors’ Centre, 795 Eglinton Ave East,Toronto)
Phone the Centennial Concert Hotline at 416.806.5509 and leave your contact information
Contact TicketMaster (service charges will apply)


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