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Jazz Trumpetist Jukka Eskola as the soloist in Jaakko Kuusisto’s Concerto

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Published 08.10.2021

Missy Mazzoli’s River Rouge Transfiguration premiere in Finland

One of the most sought-after jazz artists in Finland, trumpetist Jukka Eskola will perform with the KSO on Thursday 14th of October at 7 pm. He will play Jaakko Kuusisto’s rhythmical Trumpet Concerto at the Kuopio Music Centre Concert Hall. As an overture we will hear the Finnish first performance of Missy Mazzoli’s River Rouge Transfiguration. The concert will end with the fifth symphony of Pyotr Tschaikovsky conducted by the KSO Chief Conductor Jaakko Kuusisto.

Trumpetist Jukka Eskola, originally from Kuopio, belongs to the most distinguished jazz musicians in Finland today. At the KSO concert he will be heard as the soloist in Jaakko Kuusisto’s Trumpet Concerto, a piece full of rhythm and jazz influences in the harmony. The concert is the first performance for Eskola as a soloist with symphonic programme.

The concert opens with a Finnish premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s River Rouge Transfiguration, inspired by Detroit’s landscape of factories. “This is music about the transformation of grit and noise (here represented by the percussion, piano, harp and pizzicato strings) into something massive, resonant and unexpected”, says Mazzoli. The concert ends with Pyotr Tschaikovsky’s fifth symphony, where the composer carries the idea of fate throughout the symphony.

The duration of the concert is about 1 hour 40 minutes with an intermission.

Tickets: 33 / 27 / 11 / 4 € concert day discount ticket for students and youth under 20 years. The prices include the Kuopio Music Centre service fee 2 € / ticket. The service fees vary depending on the place of purchase.

Ticket sales: Kuopio Music Center Ticket Sales, Mon-Fri from 3 pm to 5 pm or until the beginning of the performance and on weekends 1 hour before the beginning of the performance, tel: 0600 96100 (1,98 €/min.+local network service fee). Kuopio City Theatre Ticket Sales (Niiralankatu 2), on performance days 2 hours prior to the performance, Fri from 12 am until 7 pm and Sat from 12 am until 6 pm, tel: 0600 413143 (1,98 €/min.+local network service fee+pmp). Sokos Kiosk at the Sokos Kuopio Department Store and other Lippupiste ticket outlets. eTickets: www.lippu.fi.

Producer & Publicity Manager Elina Prepula, tel. 044 718 2364, elina.prepula(at)kuopio.fi
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