Sounds of Luosto 2022 – Program of Fairytales and Myths

Sounds of Luosto 2022 – Program of Fairytales and Myths

The Sounds of Luosto will be organized amongst the Lappish landscape of Luosto, Pyhä, and Sodankylä. Concert venues include the unique natural amphitheaters of Ukko-Luosto and Aittakuru, as well as Sodankylä’s old wooden church. A wide selection of orchestral and chamber music from the baroque to the modern day will support the 2022 theme of stories and myths.

Transportation to concert venues will be provided by a bus that departs from Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi. Tickets for this bus can be purchased from the Festival Office, located inside the hotel. 

In addition to individual tickets, patrons will have the possibility to buy different types of ticket packets. All tickets are sold on Ticketmaster. 

Summit series – All of the concerts held on Luosto and Pyhä (8 concerts in total, does not incl. side events Sunday Morning Resort, Jaakkola Reindeer Farm and Restaurant Punakettu)

Sodankylä series – both concerts held in the wooden church and the finale concert of the festival (3 concerts in total)

Kakslauttanen series – a ticket package that includes the planetarium visit, two concerts, and the opportunity to explore the art collection at Kakslauttanen, as well as the bus transportation for this trip (Luosto/Sodankylä-Kakslauttanen-Sodankylä/Luosto).

TICKET PACKAGES CAN BE BOUGHT HERE:

Summit series
Presale 175 € Festival Office 185 €

Wednesday 27.7. • 17.00 – 18.00 Once upon a Time Luoston Hovi, Luosto • 19.30 – 20.30 Here on Our Fell, Aittakuru Outdoor Stage, Pyhätunturi
Thursday 28.7. • 17.00 – 18.00 Polytechnic Orchestra 100 Years!, Ukko-Luosto Outdoor Stage • 21.30 – 22.30 A Love Story?, Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava, Pyhätunturi
Friday 29.7. • 16.00 – 17.30 Sibelian Tales, Chapel of the Northern Lights, Pyhätunturi • 18.30 – 19.00 How the Coyote Kept His Name – family concert, Tajukangas outdoor stage, Pyhätunturi
Saturday 30.7. • 13.00 – 15.00 When the World Was Born, Ukko-Luosto outdoor stage, Luosto • 17.00 – 18.00 Tales of the Forest and the Sky, Santa’s Hotel Aurora, Luosto

Sodankylä series
Presale 70 € • Festival Office 75 €

Thursday 28.7. • 13.00 – 14.00 Under the Cross, Sodankylä Old Church, Sodankylä
Friday 29.7. • 13.00 – 14.00 The Instrument of the Wanderer, Sodankylä
Sunday 31.7. • 13.00 – 15.00 Metamorphosis, Sodankylä City Hall, Sodankylä

Kakslauttanen series
Presale 115 € • Festival Office 120 € • Incl. bus transport

Friday 29.7. • 16.30 – 17.30 Down the River, 16.30 – 17.30 Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort art collections • 19.00 – 21.00 Songs from the Underworld, Kakslauttanen Grand Hall
The ticket price includes the planetarium visit and the bus transportation for this trip (Luosto/Sodankylä-Kakslauttanen-Sodankylä/Luosto)

CONCERTS & SIDE EVENTS

WEDNESDAY 27.7.

14.30-16.30 Yard of Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi
LET’S GET STARTED!
Sodankylä Big Band 40 years


17.00 – 18.00 Luoston Hovi, Luosto
ONCE UPON A TIME – OPENING CONCERT

Presale 27/11 € • At the door 30/15 €
Incl. welcome drink

“Once upon a time…”, magic words which carry us into storyland. Like the dimming of lights in a theater or the first claps of a concert, these words are more than the beginning of story. They are a portal to another world, an opportunity to experience something greater than reality. With these thoughts in mind, we begin our 2022 festival.

Ravel Ma mère l’Oye, version for piano four-hands
Janáček Pohádka
Debussy Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune, version for flute and piano
Schumann Märchenerzählungen

Martin Malmgren, piano
Lambis Pavlou, piano
Livia Schweizer, flute
Helmi Malmgren, clarinet
Laura Martin, cello


19.30 – 20.30 Aittakuru Outdoor Stage, Pyhätunturi
HERE ON OUR FELL

Presale 22,50/11 € • At the door 25/15 €

The concert of the critically acclaimed Seitakuoro features some of the best bits from their popular “Lapland” trilogy of recordings and composition competitions. What better place for a program with stories and songs about Lapland than the imposing Aittakuru outdoor stage! The fell will be filled with songs about Lappish life and nature, stories, and myths. 

This concert takes place on a stage in the middle of a natural gorge. The auditorium is roughly 800 m from the nearest parking location. We strongly recommend taking the festival shuttle.

Pappinen, lyr. Ojatalo Kolme pohjoista ulottuvuutta
Hellberg, lyr. Törmänen Tunturikulkijan tunnelmia
Sarmanto/Sarmanto, lyr. Leino Revontulet (text from the collection Pohjoisia kuvia)
Kankainen, lyr. Lyy Suvinen sarja
Liukkonen, lyr. Klaavo Tunturipolkuja

Kadri Joamets, conductor
Seitakuoro
Heli Haapala, flute
Elsa Effe, oboe
Juuli Holma, cello

THURSDAY 28.7.

10.00 Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi auditorium, Luosto
MORNING PRESENTATION: A PEEK INTO THE MUSIC OF THE DAY


13.00 – 14.00 Sodankylä Old Church, Sodankylä
UNDER THE CROSS

Presale 22,50/11 € • At the door 25/15 €

The most printed book in history is the Bible. This text, sold over 5 billion times, contains stories that are known on every continent. This concert consists of works which have gotten their inspiration from biblical stories, stories which have been told in the old church of Sodankylä for over 300 years.

Gubaidulina De Profundis
Golijov Tenebrae 
Sculthorpe Requiem for Cello Alone

Minna Ristamäki, accordion
Joonas Pekonen, violin
Elisar Riddelin, violin
Saara Kurki, viola
Saara Särkimäki, cello
Laura Martin, cello


17.00 – 18.30 Ukko-Luosto Outdoor Stage, Luosto
POLYTECHNIC ORCHESTRA 100th ANNIVERSARY TOUR-CONCERT

Presale 32/11 € • At the door 35/15 € • Under 16 years free

Some institutions exist for so long they become part of the national identity, part of a continuing and evolving true story. One such institution is the Finnish Polytech Orchestra, which was formed only 5 years after Finnish independence. This year the orchestra visits Luosto as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations!

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite no. 1
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2
Sibelius En Saga

Martin Malmgren, piano
James S. Kahane, conductor
Polytechnic Orchestra


19.30 – 22.30 Sunday Morning Resort, Pyhätunturi
FROM MY LIFE

Tickets on sale till 20 o’clock 27.7. Presale 96 € or at the festival office.
Ticket includes five course menu (without drinks)

Lappish businessman Martti Kumpulainen does not like the title “artist”, but an artist he is. His paintings of the Lappish landscape, and Luosto in particular, have left Lapland in the suitcases of countless tourists over the last few decades, and his fascinating stories leave an impact on every listener. 

This multidisciplinary evening combines different artforms. Kumpulainen will paint and tell tales, musicians will play, and a fine meal will flatter the remaining senses. During the evening you can enjoy Smetana’s wonderful autobiographical string quartet.

Smetana String Quartet no. 1 “From My Life”
Improvisation and Painting

Martti Kumpulainen, painting and stories
Livia Schweizer, flute
Joonas Pekonen, violin
Elisar Riddelin, violin
Saara Kurki, viola

Vuokko Lahtinen, viola
Saara Särkimäki, cello


21.30 – 22.30 Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava, Pyhätunturi
A LOVE STORY?

Presale 22,50/11 € • At the door 25/15 €

Some of the most important tales we tell each other as humans are about love. Love stories, however, don’t automatically imply a happily ever after. This late-night chamber concert explores love stories as they actually are: complicated. 

Debussy Syrinx
Dun Seven Desires for Guitar
Schumann Piano Quartet Op. 47

Livia Schweizer, flute
Teuvo Taimioja, guitar
Martin Malmgren, piano
Elias Nyman, violin
Aida Hadzajlic, viola
Laura Martin, cello

FRIDAY 29.7.

9.00 Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi auditorium, Luosto
MORNING PRESENTATION: A PEEK INTO THE MUSIC OF THE DAY


13.00 – 14.00 Sodankylä Old Church, Sodankylä
THE INSTRUMENT OF THE WANDERER

Presale 22,50/11 € • At the door 25/15 €

The story of classical guitar is a long one – one which began in Spain and circled the whole world. Guitar players Joona Lintunen and Teuvo Taimioja have constructed a concert program of guitar duos that will help them tell – with music and words – a story based on real-life events. 

Sanz Españoletas, Rujero, Paradetas y Canarios
Sor Souvenir de Russie Op. 63
Franck Prélude, fugue et variation Op. 18
Castelnuevo-Tedesco Sonatina Canonica Op. 196
Ruohola New guitar duo (World Premiere)

Teuvo Taimioja, guitar
Joona Lintunen, guita
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Friday evening’s program splits into two options. A series of concerts will be held on both Pyhätunturi and at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort north of Sodankylä.

OPTION 1 – PYHÄTUNTURI

16.00 – 17.30 Chapel of the Northern Lights, Pyhätunturi
SIBELIAN TALES

Presale 27/11 € • At the door 30/15 €

This summer’s piano recital will focus on the music of Jean Sibelius. whose numerous piano works are at once both deeply Finnish and brilliantly European. This recital’s repertoire, like all of his music, finds its inspiration from a wealth of landscapes, stories, and personal moments. 

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to aid the victims of war in Ukraine in the face of this unimaginable crisis. 

Five characteristic impressions op. 103
The Village Church
The Fiddler
• The Oarsman
• The Storm
• In Mournful Mood

Five pieces for piano op. 85 
• Bellis
• Oeillet
• Iris
• Aquileja
• Campanula

Piano sonata F Major op. 12
• Allegro
• Andantino
• Allegro pochettino moderato

Ten pieces for piano op. 24
• Impromptu
• Romance A Major
• Caprice
• Romance d Minor
• Valse
• Idyll
• Andantino
• Nocturno
• Romance D-flat Major
• Barcarola

Eero Heinonen, piano


18.30 – 19.00 Tajukangas Outdoor Stage, Pyhätunturi
HOW THE COYOTE KEPT HIS NAME – FAMILY CONCERT

Presale 17,50/8 € • At the door 20/10 €
Adult ticket includes one child, under 5 years free

Stories are an important part of a child’s life. As a young person hears stories, they learn to use their imagination in new ways, to interpret new ideas and learn new things. This concert, intended for children, features Native-American Chicksaw composers Impechchaha’ Tate’s work for narrator and small ensemble. This work, freshly translated into Finnish, tells the Okanoga tribe’s story about how the proud coyote missed an opportunity to gain a special new soul name.

Impichchaachaaha’ Tat Spirit Chief Names the Animal People

Tiinaliisa Multamäki, narrator
Livia Schweizer, flute
Helmi Malmgren, clarinet
Áron Mojzer, bassoon
Lambis Pavlou, piano

OPTION 2 – VISIT TO KAKSLAUTTANEN

On Friday, 29.7, the Sounds of Luosto festival will have its first visiting day, when part of the day’s program journeys to the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort.

Bus transportation. Departure from the yard of Hotel Luostotunturi at 13.30. Further stops in Sodankylä next to the old church at 14.15 and the parking lot of the Sodankylä city hall at 14.30. Bus transportation only included in the price of the ticket package.

The afternoon is a multidisciplinary experience. It begins with a visit to Kakslauttanen’s new planetarium, where attendees will have the opportunity to see and hear stories about the northern lights. Then, a moving concert will carry its listeners throughout the resort’s art collection, floating on the metaphorical river which carries us through our life.

16.30 – 17.30 Planetarium and Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort art collections
PLANETARIUM VISIT
DOWN THE RIVER

Presale 52,50/43 € • At the door 55/45 € • Ticket price includes planetarium visit.

Many different cultures around the world believe in a river or wind that travels from the world of Gods and unborn spirits, through the world of the living, and finally to the kingdom of the dead. This mobile concert begins in the brand-new Kakslauttanen planetarium and will take its audience along a physical and multidisciplinary river which takes advantage of the notable art and architecture of the Kakslauttanen resort. This river takes a slightly different route than the traditional, as it begins in the heavens and immediately swoops down to the underworld. From there, it rises, accompanied by the beating of the heart, back to the world of the living, where the audience will be treated to the rhythms of west African dance. 

Riley Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector
Pärt Pari Intervallo
Damström Sydänlaulu 
Diabaté/Garchik Tegere Tulon

Minna Ristamäki, accordion
Anna-Maria Huohvanainen, violin
Kannerva Mannermaa, violin

Elias Nyman, violin
Joonas Pekonen, violin
Elisar Riddelin, violin
Saara Kurki, viola
Vuokko Lahtinen, viola
Laura Martin, cello

Saara Särkimäki, cello

Opportunity for meal in a local restaurant.


19.00 – 21.00 Kakslauttanen Grand Hall
SONGS FROM THE UNDERWORLD

Presale 32/11 € • At the door 35/15 €

Every culture has its own stories and beliefs about what happens after death. Death is the great unifier, and this evening’s concert features powerful works about death and the afterlife. The evening’s crown jewel is Schubert’s masterpiece “Death and the Maiden”, which was published only after the composer’s death: echoes from the underworld into the world of the living.

Clyne Rest These Hands
Schubert Erlkönig, version for string duo
Rachmaninoff/Kirkor The Isle of the Dead, version for solo piano
Schubert String Quartet no. 14 ”Death and the Maiden”

Martin Malmgren, piano
Elias Nyman, violin
Joonas Pekonen, violin
Elisar Riddelin, violin
Vuokko Lahtinen, viola
Saara Kurki, viola
Saara Särkimäki, cello

Approx. 21.00, return trip to Sodankylä and Luosto (included in the ticket package)

SATURDAY 30.7.

10.00 Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi auditorium, Luosto
MORNING PRESENTATION: A PEEK INTO THE MUSIC OF THE DAY


13.00 – 15.00 Ukko-Luosto Outdoor Stage, Luosto
WHEN THE WORLD WAS BORN – MAIN CONCERT

Presale 37/11 € • At the door 40/15 € • Under 16 years free

This year’s festival’s main concert is a rare treat. The first half consists of Lapland-born composer Outi Tarkiainen’s song cycle Eanan, giđa nieida. These songs were written in collaboration with Sami writers and researchers, and in its entirety forms the first notated Sami-language classical cycle. The cycle begins and ends in the world of the gods, with a story of Spring birthing the Earth, but the cycle moves through the world of mortality and strife. The concert is completed by Gustav Mahler’s powerful “Titan” symphony, which begins with simple tones, the very beginnings of the universe, but grows through real human suffering into a massive Symphony.  

Tarkiainen Eanan, giđa nieida
Mahler/Simon Symphony no. 1 ”Titan”

Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano
Aku Sorensen, conductor
Helsinki Chamber Orchestra


17.00 – 18.00 Santa’s Hotel Aurora, Luosto
TALES OF THE FOREST AND THE SKY

Presale 22,50/11 € • At the door 25/15 €

The romantic era fascination with nature as a source of stories and art is a central aspect of art history. This intimate early evening concert will feature piano, guitar, and accordion in works that tell stories of forests, trolls, and stars.

Schumann Movements from Waldszenen Op. 82
– Eintritt 
– Verrufene Stelle
– Vogel als Prophet
– Abschied
Aho Seijaku no Uzu
Takemitsu In the Woods
Grieg Selections from “Lyric Pieces” 
– Skogstillhet Op 71 no. 4
– Bekken Op 62 no. 4
– Småfugl Op 43 no. 4
– Alfedans Op 12 no. 4
Korpijaakko Peer Gynt Fantasy

Lambis Pavlou, piano
Joona Lintunen, guitar
Minna Ristamäki, accordion


19.00 – 20.30 Jaakkola Reindeer Farm, Luosto
LAPPISH TREATS, JOIKS AND STORIES

Presale 39 € • At the door 42 €
Ticket includes one drink and other serving

During a lull between concerts, festival guests will have the opportunity to dine at the Jaakkola Reindeer Farm, where in addition to eating local specialities, attendees will have a chance to hear stories of the farm’s history and traditional joiks from the farm’s matron. 


21.00 – 23.00 Restaurant Punakettu, Luosto
PUB NIGHT

Presale 22,50 € • At the door 25 € • One drink included

After a long concert day, the evening features a pub gig, which is quickly becoming a tradition at Luosto. This year, the evening will feature small ensembles made up of artists of the festival playing out the night to the beat of tango. 

SUNDAY 31.7.

13.00 – 15.00 Sodankylä City Hall, Sodankylä
METAMORPHOSIS – FINAL CONCERT

Presale 32/11 € • At the door 35/15 €

At its best, art transforms us. Maybe your thoughts are shaken up in a new way. Maybe some opinion changes, or perhaps you are introduced to something new. Myths and fairytales are also full of people and beings that change – change shapes or change in more imperceptible ways. This finale concert celebrates these metamorphoses, and at the same time, begin the metamorphosis towards the 2023 festival!

Szymanowski Mythes
Garrop Phoenix Rising
Strauss/Leopold Metamorphosen, version for Septet

Livia Schweizer, flute
Martin Malmgren, piano
Elias Nyman, violin
Joonas Pekonen, violin
Aida Hadzajlic, viola
Saara Kurki, viola
Saara Särkimäki, cello
Laura Martin, cello
Niilo Myllynen, contrabass


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