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UMO & Mikko Innanen: Five for Ferlinghetti at Savoy-teatteri


Kasarmikatu 46-48


Tue, October 2, 2018

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Saxophonist Mikko Innanen, UMO’s Young Soloist from 1995, appears at the helm of the orchestra for the first time in fifteen years in the premiere of his five-part composition to American writer Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s poems. The oldest part, Jazz & Poultry, was written in 2003, while the four other parts Innanen composed in New York in 2012. The big band versions to be heard in this concert he arranged specifically for UMO. The concert will see Finnish singer Sanni Orasmaa feature as a guest vocalist and Mikko Hassinen on the conductor’s podium.
Mikko Innanen (b. 1978) is a saxophonist, composer and band-leader who has a knack of always being where interesting things are happening in music. In 2017 he took action to raise awareness of the deteriorating condition of the Baltic Sea by playing solo on a raft made of plastic garbage in the Aura River, Turku. Other recent projects include Innanen and co.’s spiralic-global revival of provincial songs (Maakuntalaulu-uudistus), with which they toured around Finland last year. Also last year the saxophonist and his orchestra 10+ joined forces with the 16-piece choir Key Ensemble on Innanen’s 50-minute piece Fryygia....

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Finnish Jazz Federation uploaded this event on August 24, 2018


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