Night of the Lanterns at Crusell Week, an outdoor concert for the whole city in Uusikaupunki, Finland

It’s been awhile, because I have been too busy learning Finnish, ha ha ! But I’m back now, because there is an event you have got to join this summer. The Finnish Double Reed Society will be having their own fun concert during Crusell Week on Sunday night, in Uusikaupunki, 23.7.2017. Where and what is Uusikaupunki, you ask? It’s a sweet little treasure on the  west coast of Finland, take a look at a short video below.

The Finnish Doublereed Society’s  ambitious group of oboists and bassoonists, along with superior support from brass and percussion players, will be performing the Fireworks Music by Händel. Those of you who are familiar with Crusell Week will remember the fun family atmosphere of The Night of The Lanterns, on Vallinmäki. And those super tasty treats from the Crusell Ladies! The Handel Fireworks concert will be in the same place, but on Sunday night. There will also be a real fireworks display to help celebrate Uusikaupunki's 400th anniversary this year. Let’s celebrate it in a proper fashion, with lots of oboes and bassoons! Uusikaupunki happens to be one of the prettiest little coastal towns in Finland. Not to mention the chance to listen to some of the world’s best woodwind players in Crusell Week, and to chill out at the harbour on the sunny afternoons.

Here’s the schedule if you’d like to join. It’s a great chance to play with us if you’ve missed the concert in Turku last time!

Saturday 22.7.

  • 13  or so....The Double-reed Society will arrange transportation to Uusikaupunki from Helsinki
  • 18-21 rehearsal in Uusikaupunkifor the fireworks concert

Sunday 23.7.

  • 10-11 rehearsal for the mini-concert that takes place in the market square of Uusikaupunki at 12 noon. This is a chance to play for everyone in Uusikaupunki!
  • 12 noon concert on the square
  • 14-17 rehearsal for the fireworks concert
  • 22 concert at Vallinmäki

Monday 24.7.

  • 13-16 Washington Barella will teach young oboists and give a lecture on pedagogy at Pohitullin school. This is for young students and their teachers !
  • 18 Woodwind quintet Lunga has a concert in the Old Church. It’s a chance to hear some of the top players in Finland!

Return to Helsinki, arranged by the Finnish Double-reed Society.

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Hope to see you there!