Kuopion Kaupunginorkesteri



Friday 23.04.2021 at 7pm

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The concert will be published on Friday 23 April, 2021 at 7 pm. on the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra’s YouTube Channel – click here to our YouTube Channel.

The concert will be available on our YouTube Channel until the end of Spring 2021.

Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Jaakko Kuusisto
Auli Ikonen, vocals
Tuomas J. Turunen, piano
Mikko Pellinen, bass
Mikko Arlin, drums

The Kuopio Symphony Orchestra’s online concert represents a luminous Finnish jazz singer, Aili Ikonen, and her band. Aili’s song collection from her recent albums will now be premiered with a symphonic ensemble. The concert recorded recently at the Kuopio Music Centre Concert Hall is conducted by Jaakko Kuusisto.

Singer, composer and lyricist Aili Ikonen is one of the most in-demand jazz vocalists in Finland. In this concert Aili Ikonen will perform her own songs as well as a few carefully chosen pieces from other Finnish song composers. The symphonic arrangements are made by Finnish frontline musicians / arrangers such as Jaakko Kuusisto, Mikko Hassinen, Mikko Pellinen and Teemu Takanen.

Aili Ikonen has already had an exceptionally extensive career including three solo albums, impressive big band productions, Ella Fitzgerald interpretations as well as TV performances. She is acclaimed for her expressive and sensitive, yet powerful, interpretations. Aili has performed alongside with several Finnish top artists and has also been featured as a soloist by many prestigious orchestras such as Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra. She is also a member of the vocal group Rajaton.

There will also be a pre-recorded interview with Aili Ikonen and conductor Jaakko Kuusisto by Katariina Kummala, the Director of the Kuopio Music Centre and the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra.

Duration approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.

Video Production: In cooperation Taustamarkkinat BGMT Oy
Sound & Light Production: Kuopion Musiikkikeskus – Kuopio Music Centre

Produced by the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Free of charge



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