Besides the upcoming string quartet premiere, a couple of things should also happen when the corona-restrictions just ease up a bit:

-My suite for big band and two soloists, Jazz Noir, will get recorded this spring, details later

-My wind orchestra concert will probably be in the spring, a new date is set soon.

-And also, I was awarded a second prize for my wind orchestra composition “If We Must Die” in the composition contest organized by Pirkanmaan Pinna ry, with a distinguished jury, headed by conductor Atso Almila. More info soon…

I’m happy to announce the coming of my composition concerts, together with the Kokkola Youth Wind Ensemble! Performing with us are the excellent soloists, soprano Mari Palo and trumpeter Jukka Eskola.

The concert dates are

20.3. Jakobstad, Schaumann-salen, 19.00

21.3. Kokkola, Snellman-sali, 18.00

22.3. Ylivieska, Akustiikka-sali, 17.00

New season starts with some arranging commissions, I am at work with the Vantaa Pops/Vantaan Viihdeorkesteri on several projects, and also writing a couple arrangements to Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri (Osthrobothnian Chamber Orchestra) plus other miscellaneous jobs. Also finishing my compositions for wind band, to be premiered in Kokkola next march, featuring Mari Palo on soprano and Jukka Eskola on trumpet. Other announcements shortly as they are public…