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Minna Leinonen: Hello from the Planet Earth

Contemporary music groups TampereRaw and defunensemble perform Minna Leinonen's music, as well as soloists of different instruments.

Date 16.09.2023 19.00

VenueTampere Hall, Small Auditorium

Säveltäjä Minna Leinonen.
Minna Leinonen. Kuva: Ville Hautakangas


Ticekts 32 €
Pensioners 28 €
Students, children (up to 16-year-olds) 20 €

Tampere-based Minna Leinonen is a Finnish composer of contemporary music. She studied composition at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) and Sibelius Academy and is currently completing her doctoral studies at the University of the Arts in Helsinki. Her works are inspired by everyday phenomena such as Finnish environment and folklore or daily objects and sounds. 

Her music has been performed by, among others, BBC Philharmonic, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, the ICE ensemble, defunensemble, CHANGEnsemble, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Norrbotten NEO, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jousia ensemble, Oulu Sinfonia, Zagros, Tampere Raw, Tampere Chamber Opera and Uusinta Ensemble.

She has also been involved in projects in which the music communicates with other artistic genres such as acrobatics, documentary, video or installation. Her kinetic opera Alma! was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize 2022 and Teosto Prize 2022.

Hello from the Planet Earth is a multi-artist composition concert that includes music by Minna Leinonen, media art by Heta Kuchka, photographs by Touko Hujanen and sound design by Jussi Suonikko and Timo Kurkikangas.

Contemporary music groups TampereRaw and defunensemble perform Leinonen’s music, as well as soloists of different instruments, such as gambist Mikko Perkola, saxophonists Kalle Oittinen and Johannes Sorsamo, flutist Malla Vivolin and cellist Markus Hohti. TampereRaw is led by Jutta Seppinen. In addition to live music, the concert will include the Tactus children’s choir singing on tape. The choir is led by Emmi Kleemola.

In a unique composition concert, the musicians take the listener to their favorite places, from the forest to the edge of the sea and to the amusement park, while the children send their greetings to the changing Earth. The concert will also feature the premiere of Leinonen’s new work Maa, jonka jätämme (2023).

The concert lasts approx. 2 hours, including one intermission. Changes are possible.

Production by Tampere Hall

The concert is made possible with the help of:

Program and performers

Piilo (2021)

Kalle Oittinen, saxophone

Maa, jonka jätämme (2023)

Malla Vivolin, flute 
Anders Pohjola, electronics
Touko Hujanen, photography
Jussi Suonikko, sound design 

Piilo 3 (2021)

Johannes Sorsamo, saxophone

Kerrostumat (2022)

Anna Angervo, violin
Tatevik Ayazyan, violin
Heili Hannikainen, viola
Maija Juuti, cello 
Ville Hautakangas, piano

Intermission (25 min) 

Wish (2020)

Markus Hohti, cello

From me to View (2019)

     Hanna Kinnunen, flute
     Mikko Raasakka, clarinet 
     Markus Hohti, cello 
Anders Pohjola, electronics 
Heta Kuchka, video

Endangered (2022)

Anna Angervo, violin 
Ville Hautakangas, piano

Sirri (2019)

Mikko Perkola, viola da gamba 
     Malla Vivolin, flute
     Janne Pesonen, clarinet
     Kalle Oittinen, saxophone
     Ville Hautakangas, piano
     Anna Angervo, violin
     Tatevik Ayazyan, violin
     Heili Hannikainen, viola
     Maija Juuti, cello
     Jarkko Uimonen, bass
Jutta Seppinen, conductor
Anders Pohjola, electronics


If your party includes 10 or more people
you can ask for a group offer:
tel. 03 243 4501 (Mon to Fri from 10 am to 4 pm)

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Kuva: Laura Vanzo, Visit Tampere

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