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Symposium and a concert in Finnish National Library 29.-30.10.2011

Väinö Raitio Society organizes a day-long seminar together with the Finnish National Library. The symposium "Suomen musiikin 1930-luku: modernismin ja traditionalismin kohtaamisia" discusses the Finnish musical life in 1930's (in Finnish). The event takes place in the auditorium of the National library, on Saturday 29th of October at 10am.

The next day, on Sunday 30th of October at 4pm a concert takes place in the Cupola Hall of the National library. The program includes chamber music, piano pieces and solo songs by Väinö Raitio.

Both the seminar and the concert are free of charge. Welcome!

The cultural events calendar of Finnish National Library



Väinö Raitio 120 years - Anniversary concert and general meeting of Väinö Raitio society

Welcome to listen to Väinö Raitio's solo songs, piano and violin pieces and chamber music on Friday 15. April, 2011 at 7 pm in the concert hall of Helsinki Conservatory (Ruoholahdentori 6, Helsinki Finland)!

The concert is organized by Väinö Raitio society together with Metropolia University of applied sciences. The program includes Piano Quintet op. 16, Poème for cello and orchestra op. 7 M., parts from Four Colour Poems for piano op. 22, violin pieces from op. 18, some solo songs and piano pieces. Performers are: Miina-Liisa Värelä, soprano; Ilmo Ranta, piano; Annemarie Åström, violin; Silja Raitio-Heikinheimo, violin; Siljamari Heikinheimo, violin; Atso Lehto, viola; Tapani Heikinheimo, cello; Naoko Ichihashi, piano; Joonas Pohjonen, piano; Seppo Salovius, piano and Marko Hilpo, piano.

Also welcome to the general meeting of Väinö Raitio Society before the concert at 5 pm in Helsinki Conservatory cafe (meeting room).

Meeting invitation and agenda in Finnish (pdf)



Väinö Raitio's 120th Anniversary in 2011

Because of Väinö Raitio's 120th anniversary in 2011, the Väinö Raitio society will be organizing several concerts and other events in Helsinki.

The opening concert of the anniversary celebration will be held in the concert hall of Helsinki university of applied sciences on April 15th, Raitio's birthday. The concert will feature some of Raitio's solo songs, the Piano Quintet, as well as other chamber music. The annual meeting of Väinö Raitio society will be held before the concert.

During the autumn 2011, the Väinö Raitio society together with Finnish National Library will also organize a seminar focused on Finnish music in the 1930's. Additionally, a concert containing Raitio's chamber music from the manuscript collection of the Finnish National Library is being organized.

The anniversary events will extend into the spring 2012.


New homepage for Väinö Raitio

The new version of the Väinö Raitio homepage will be launched for the celebration of Raitio's 120th anniversary. The structure and layout of the site are being modernized, and the contents are being expanded and made more versatile. The English version of the homepage will be completed gradually.