Sunday November 19th, 2023


Nature in the landscape -concert at Villa Miina 2 o´clock p.m. Lepopirtintiem near the hotel Siuntio.

Lux Musicae proudly presents Lux Ensemble and Sunday’s composer Kimmo Hakola!

The ensemble consists of: Artturi Aalto on cello, Kaija Saarikettu on violin, Lauri Sallinen on clarinet, and Kimmo Hakola on piano.

Composer Kimmo Hakola: “This work has arisen from my reflections on my own relationship with nature. I want to create music through which I can express my deep respect for nature – and concern for its condition. I also want to personally participate as a performer of the works. I don’t hide behind the role of a composer. The work you are about to hear is for me as a composer more than just a chamber music piece; I seek an experience, a ritual where silence and timelessness also have a place.

The work comprises pairs where we first hear an improvisation based on given material, a kind of prélude non mesuré, and then a song dedicated to a specific tree. The trees come from the Levant region. I have dedicated the work to the Jewish Tu bišvat festival, the New Year of the Trees.”


Kimmo Hakola: NATURE: TREES Op. 103 (2021) 13 Songs of Silence for piano and optional instruments

Improvisation I Aleppo Pine (Pinus halepensis) Improvisation II Pistachio Tree (Pistacia palaestina) Improvisation III Oak of Mount Tabor (Quercus ithaburensis) Improvisation IV Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani)Improvisation V Tamarisk (Tamarix aphylla) Improvisation VI Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) Improvisation VII Grape Vine (Vitis vinifera) Improvisation VIII European Olive (Olea europaea) Improvisation IX Sycamore Fig (Ficus sycomorus) Improvisation X Fig Tree (Ficus carica) Improvisation XI Pomegranate Tree (Punica granatum) Improvisation XII Acacia Tree (Acacia raddiana) Improvisation XIII Almond Tree (Amygdalus communis) Improvisation Epilogue

The concert’s duration is approximately one hour, with no intermission.

Before the concert, coffee will be served, and it is included in the ticket price.

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Listen: nature speaks -concert St. Peter´s Church in Siuntio at 4 o´clock p.m.

Piia Komsi soprano, cello, Ilmo Ranta piano

Kimmo Hakola’s vocalises are a premiere and pay tribute to the precise observations of ornithologist Ivar Hortling, who worked in Siuntio and documented everything from bird migrations to the marking of bird songs. In the early 20th century, there were no recording devices available, yet Hortling was able to graphically describe and, in part, notate the variations in different pitch levels and the typical phrases of various bird species.

The program consists of music inspired by birds, from nightingales to sparrows and hens. The composers featured are beloved figures in the world of music, both domestic and international, and we will introduce just a few of them.

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) began composing as a child. He is best known for his operas, with Peter Grimes being perhaps the most famous. Along with his life partner, the tenor Peter Pears, Britten refused military service, but he still composed War Requiem in 1962. Britten was also a conductor and pianist and was highly respected in his time and continues to be acclaimed, not least because of his personal qualities.

Vítězslava Kaprálová (1915-1940) was a Czech composer who began her musical journey as a child and showed great talent. Unfortunately, her life was cut short, possibly due to tuberculosis. You can find more information about this exceptionally interesting woman on the website

Aarre Merikanto (1893-1958) was the son of composer Oskar Merikanto and the father of sculptor Ukri Merikanto. He can be described as a modernist composer. As a composition professor at the Sibelius Academy, Merikanto had students including Einojuhani Rautavaara, Paavo Heininen, Ilkka Kuusisto, and Aulis Sallinen. Merikanto’s opera Juha is well-known and highly esteemed.



Franz Schubert: Die Vögel (Schlegel) D 691

NIGHTINGALE – Luscinia luscinia

Franz Schubert: An die Nachtigall (Claudius) op.98 no.1

Tauno Pylkkänen: Nightingale (Satakieli) (Kupiainen) op. 68 no. 1

Edvard Grieg: Die verschwiegene Nachtigall (Walther von der Vogelweide) op.48 no. 4

Ottorino Respighi: Canzone sarda (Rinuccini)

SPARROW – Passer domesticus

Armas Järnefelt: Sparrow (Varpunen) (Suonio)

SWALLOW – Hirundo

Armas Järnefelt: To the Swallow (Pääskylle) (Mustakallio)

Paavo Heininen: La Rondine (Swallow) (Montale) op. 141 no. 2

Song and cello:

Kimmo Hakola: Two Imaginary Birds op. 114 for coloratura soprano and cello, premiere

“Reed Warbler (Satakerttunen, Luscinia Acrocephalus)”

“Wood Warbler (Viitakieli, Dumetorum Luscinia)”


Piano pieces:

Olivier Messiaen: Petites esquisses d’oiseaux: Le merle noir (Black bird, Turdus merula)

Maleena Linjama: Un oiseau enchanté

BLUETHROAT – Luscinia svecica

Leevi Madetoja: Blue Bird (Lintu sininen) (L. Onerva)

WAXWING – Bombycilla garrulus

Aarre Merikanto: Winter Waxwings (Talviset tilhet) (Lyy)

CUCKOO – Cuculus canorus

Yrjö Kilpinen: My Ancient Cuckoo (Muinainen käkeni) (Kanteletar)

Robert Schumann: Spring Message (Frühlingsbotschaft) (Hofmann von Fallersleben) op. 79 no. 3

HEN- Gallina

Vítězslava Kaprálová: Pisen na vrbovou pisen’alkun (Hens and Chicks) (Seifert)

WAGTAIL – Motacilla alba

Benjamin Britten: Wagtail and Baby (Hardy)

SWAN – Cygnus

Jean Sibelius: The North (Norden) (Runeberg) op. 90 no. 1

The length of the concert 1 h 30 min including intermission.

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