Kantele-GO! premiered new music pieces for chromatic kantele

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Voice of Kantele

New music pieces for chromatic kantele were premiered  at the Kantele-GO! concert  "Voice of Kantele in the 21st century" in November 2021 in Petrozavodsk. 

"The Mountain Ash" by Anastasia Salo,  “Seasons in the Arctic Circle” by Elizaveta Panchenko, “Karja” by Ria Volkova,  “Train to Helsinki”  by Fedor Biryuchev  were presented by the kantele players of the Karelian National Song and Dance Ensemble "Kantele" and warmly received by the audience. 

Other music pieces performed at the concert were specially composed and arranged for the Ensemble "Kantele" within the Kantele-GO! project and already formed the basis of a new repertoire: 

  • “Pirunkuru” composed by Jenny Vartiainen, arranged by Vyacheslav Ivanov
  • “Polska in Red” folk tune, music adaptation by Vilma Timonen, arranged by Vyacheslav Ivanov
  • “Lugumleik” Norwegian folk tune originally performed by Hans Brimi, music adaptation by Hanna Ryynänen, arranged by Vyacheslav Ivanov
  • “Masurkka” Finnish folk tune originally performed by Antti Rantonen, music adaptation by  Eva Alkula

The program also included the audience favorites such as “Where do the clouds float?” and "Kalevala Runa" composed by Irina Shishkanova.

The concert took place in the Kantele House cosy concert hall that was renovated with stage curtain and acoustic speakers. 

Project  partners: The Karelian National Song and Dance Ensemble Kantele (Russia), University of Eastern Finland, Runosong Academy (Finland), National School of Arts named after V. Kalaberda of Pryazha District (Russia).

The Kantele-GO! project is financed by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland within the framework of the Karelia CBC Programme.