Sello Hall’s programme for spring 2022 released: gems of music, performing arts and children’s culture

Published: 8.12.2021 12.12Updated: 9.12.2021 15.41

The colourful spring programme at Sello Hall includes events for all tastes: from musical hits to the great figures of theatrical art and from international jazz rarities to chart-topping Finnish pop. Great treats will also be available for children and youth.

The colourful spring programme at Sello Hall includes events for all tastes: from musical hits to the great figures of theatrical art and from international jazz rarities to chart-topping Finnish pop. Great treats will also be available for children and youth.

Sello Hall is known for its wonderful acoustics and powerful and diverse music offering. The season will begin with the pop duo Ida Paul & Kalle Lindroth, known for their relatable music and harmonious vocals. Other notable names for the early spring include indie phenomenon Jesse Markin(extrernal link); radiant singer-songwriter Yona(extrernal link); self-ironic Litku Klemetti and Kasmir accompanied by Oulu All Stars Big Band. The spring’s music selection will also include stars such as The Flaming Sideburns(extrernal link) with their explosive stage charisma, and timeless, upbeat newcomer Arppa. The leading stars of Finnish popular music include Mariska(extrernal link)Anssi KelaTuure KilpeläinenSamuli Putro and Chisu. In April, two double bill evenings will feature extremely interesting names full of promise: Lyyti, who plays unique poetic pop, will be joined by singer-songwriter Antti Autio(extrernal link), whereas Emma award nominee Yeboyah(extrernal link) will be joined by another rising rap star, Hassan Maikal. Lovers of a cappella will enjoy the ever-wonderful Club for Five.

For jazz enthusiasts, Sello Hall offers performances by both international and Finnish top artists. In early February, we will hear the wonderful Helsinki Songs entity by Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seim. The jazz guitar wizard Raoul Björkenheim will celebrate his 40-year career. North American guitar star Frank Gambale will finally be coming to Sello Hall after several postponements. The jazz spring will culminate with the Estonian Tormis Quartet: starring singer-pianist Kadri Voorand, the quarter offers a beautifully visualised experience.

Both classical and modern music are at their best within Sello Hall’s premium acoustics. Among other shows, we will hear a concert of Seppo Pohjola’s compositions, performed by the Uusi Helsinki quartet. The Moments concert series by Tapiola Sinfonietta will once again feature new and old chamber music treasures.

As usual, great names of performing arts and theatre – as well as new experiments – will arrive at Sello Hall in the spring. Ihan Seelana is a theatrical event built around the life of beloved Seela Sella. Rakkaudesta, combining theatre, dance and video art, is a one-man stage spectacle by Jani Toivola. Visiting Espoo for the first time, the winner of the Theatre Act of the Year 2021 award Punch Up! – Resistance & Glitter is a radiant evening at the club, full of drag, burlesque and stand-up comedy. Other guest performers during the season include the contemporary circus group Nuua and contemporary dance group Kinetic Orchestra.

Children are a beloved and important audience for Sello Hall. The popular Children’s Saturdays bring the whole family’s favourites to the stage: Race Horse Company, takes us on a journey with majestic circus horses. Company Portmanteau’s picture-perfect performance Piste, piste, piste combines contemporary circus, dance and living visual arts. Siina & Taikaradio invites the whole family on a bus trip where everything is possible. During children’s May Day celebrations, the tables of Sello Hall’s foyer will be full of crafts materials, and the festive mood will culminate in a concert by the fantastic children’s music orchestra Ammuu. On weekday mornings, we offer a broad selection of films, puppet theatre and music for children of daycare or school age.

The series of afternoon concerts and films with no admission fee will continue in the spring. The afternoon programme will be published in January 2022.

Come enjoy new experiences in spring 2022!

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