2.10.2018
12:00
Free admission. It is possible to book a place in advance at the box office of the Savoy Theatre (0 €) or via Lippupiste (1 €).

Savoy Theatre, 

Lunch is served at the Restaurant Presto before and after the concert, prices from 10.30 €

Lunch Concert: 

UMO & Mikko Innanen –
Five for Ferlinghetti
feat. Sanni Orasmaa

Tue 2nd October 2018 at noon // Savoy Theatre, Helsinki

 

 


2.10.2018
12:00
Free admission. It is possible to book a place in advance at the box office of the Savoy Theatre (0 €) or via Lippupiste (1 €).

Savoy Theatre, 

Lunch is served at the Restaurant Presto before and after the concert, prices from 10.30 €

Concert info

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.

In addition to leading his own groups Innkvisitio, 10+, PLOP, Delirium and Gourmet, Innanen has made an impressive international career by playing with the likes of Kalle Kalima, Andrew Cyrille, John Tchicai, Han Bennik, Ingrid Jensen and Wadada Leo Smith. Currently, his discography comprises over 50 recordings, and critics have shortlisted the 2008 Yrjö Jazz Prize awardee among the Rising Stars in Downbeat magazine already four times consecutively.

Mikko Innanen – Five for Ferlinghetti
That Sensual Phosphorescence
Looking for Love
Jazz & Poultry
Cast Up!
Among the Lolly Flowers

The concert will be held in the Savoy Theatre at 12-13. Free admission. It is possible to book a place in advance at the box office of the Savoy Theatre (0 €) or via Lippupiste (1 €). Lunch is served at the Restaurant Presto before and after the concert.