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Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

Photo: Euishin Kim

Musical paradise in the harmonious blend of nature and music

Paradise, as we envision it, is inextricably intertwined with the beauty of nature. It is a concept that captivates our imagination—a state of being that often eludes us, existing as an elusive dream, much like the Garden of Eden. Religions throughout history have depicted it as a place we have left behind or a destination we will reach in the afterlife.

For one enchanting evening, however, let us set aside these notions and create our own little paradise. Tonight, we embark on a musical journey that evokes the paradisiacal state of nature as depicted in the musical works by Vivaldi, Grieg and Tarrodi. Guiding us through this transcendent experience is the acclaimed violinist Pekka Kuusisto, accompanied by his Finnish musician friend and composer Milla Viljamaa—a versatile artist known for her prowess in folk music, chamber music, and the art of Finnish tango.

In this extraordinary collaboration, these diverse elements converge, weaving a seamless musical narrative that transports us to the realm of the perfect place. Through the interplay of melodies, the rich tapestry of folk musical elements serves as the guiding thread, leading us into the realm of our most cherished dreams.

Performed also at

Bølgen kulturhus, Larvik, Thursday 19 October

Ringsaker churchFriday 20 October

Tue 17 October 7pm

University Aula


Andrea Tarrodi  Paradisfåglar

Iannis Xenakis Excerpt from Aroura

Edvard Grieg  Spring

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj  Andante from Piano Concerto No. 2 (arr. by Øystein Sonstad)

Antonio Vivaldi  Four Seasons


Pekka Kuusisto  artistic director

Milla Viljamaa  harmonium

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Tue 21 November

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