Season concert

The Rite of Spring


25.05. 19.00

Madetoja Hall

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Rumon Gamba


Sir Simon Keenlyside baritone
Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Oulu Symphony Orchestra

Concert program

Richard Strauss Till lustige Streiche, op. 28
Gustav Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer

Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Igor Stravinsky crashed the tectonic plates of the music world against each other when he composed The Rite of Spring in 1913, considered to be the most influential piece of music of the entire 20th century. Its primeval chords, pounding rhythms, and deafening volume which keeps both players and spectators alike on their toes foreshadowed the events which left the world irrevocably altered.

The British baritone, multiple-time Gramophone winner and several times chosen as the soloist of the year Sir Simon Keenlyside is known as a singer who expresses the emotions of humanity both through soft whispers and powerful belts. Both skills are required when performing Gustav Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer. The concert, a collaboration with the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra which was cancelled in March 2020, will now finally be realised after a long wait.


Duration about 1 h 50 min (incl. intermission)

Tickets 55 € normal/ 45 € pensioner / 35 € student, unemployed, child (3–17 yrs)
Free entry to the concert for Kaikukortti holders (limited amount, must be purchased in advance from Oulu10 service point).

Prices include service fee. Order fee 2 €/order when bought from Ticketmaster shops or 1,50 €/order when bought from Ticketmaster online shop will be added, excluding tickets purchased at Madetoja Hall ticket booth and Kaikukortti-tickets.

Head start at Restaurant Preludi at 18:30. Discussion of the forthcoming concert.

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