Thu, Mar 30|
Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, Ciprian Porumbescu: Balada, Maurice Duruflé: Requiem. Helsinki Chamber Orchestra | Viva Vox Choir | James S. Kahane, conductor.
Time & Place / Aika ja paikka
Mar 30, 2023, 7:00 PM
Helsinki Cathedral, Unioninkatu 29, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
Details / Lisätietoja
The French Institute of Finland and the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with the Embassies of Romania, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada, invite you to the Francophonia Concert on Thursday March 30, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral of Helsinki! Romania, which is celebrating 30 years of joining the International Organization of La Francophonie, is the guest of honor at the event.
The annual Francofonia concert is a recurring yearly event that has taken place since the creation of the orchestra. It celebrates the “Month of Francophonie”, an important event for the French speaking countries around the world. The Helsinki Chamber Orchestra collaborates for the occasion with the French Institute in Finland and the French Embassy in Finland, to propose a concert centered around French and/or Finnish Music, as well as a guest country specially highlighted every year. This year, the concert will have as a guest of honor Romania, and feature for the occasion the Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók. The event will culminate with the performance of Duruflé’s Requiem with the Viva Vox Choir. Notably, the concert will take place at the Helsinki Cathedral (“the White Cathedral”), and be entirely free to access. The concert will be conducted by the orchestra's principal conductor, James S. Kahane.