Afternoon concert: Maria Kalaniemi & Timo Alakotila duo

Maria Kalaniemi ja Timo Alakotila poseeraamassa harmonikan kanssa.


21.3.2023 klo 13.30 – 14.15 EET/EEST


Sello Hall

Soittoniekanaukio 1 A, 02600 Espoo

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Sello Hall


Free entry

Accordion talent Maria Kalaniemi and pianist Timo Alakotila are amongst the pioneers of new Finnish folk music. Over the years, their collaboration has turned into a seamless musical alliance. The concert includes the duo’s own compositions, as well as Maria and Timo’s fresh new arrangements of Finnish and Finnish-Swedish songs, minuets, polskas, polkas, and tangos.

Maria Kalaniemi became widely known in 1983 after winning the first Gold Accordion competition in Ikaalinen. Over the past three decades, Kalaniemi has had a major career in modernising public views about the accordion and the music that can be played with it, both in Finland and abroad.

Timo Alakotila graduated from Helsinki’s Pop & Jazz Conservatory in 1992, majoring in composition. His extensive works include concertos, countless arrangements, music dramas, and dance performances, to name a few.

Duration 45 min

Free entry. The concert will be held in the foyer of the Sello Hall. The seats are filled in order of arrival, the doors to Sello Hall open 30 minutes before the concert starts.

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