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The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra at your library: Afternoon with Debussy 

You can hear chamber music in libraries in Helsinki in November, when the ”Kaupunginorkesteri kirjastossasi” (the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra at your library) tour, organised jointly by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the library, starts on 1 November. The tour includes concerts in 16 libraries in Helsinki. 

The concerts will be held between 1 and 25 November 2021 on weekdays at 12.00 or 18.00. The concerts are 30-minute chamber music performances where the musicians of Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra play as small chamber ensembles in the libraries. 

Musicians of Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra play at Munkkiniemi library on 12.11 at 12-12.30. The name of the program is "Afternoon with Debussy".

Eva Ballaz, violin   
Anna Husgafvel, violin   
Hajnalka Standi-Pulakka, viola    
Basile Ausländer, cello   

The music of Claude Debussy was first performed in Helsinki in February 1906 as interpreted by Quatuor de Bruxelles. Inspired by Debussy’s music, Robert Kajanus conducted the Finnish premiere of Debussy’s symphonic poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun in 1908 at a concert hosted by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society.  

The string quartet of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra invites you today to travel back to the beginning of the 20th century and dive into the beauty of the French Impressionism. Imagine yourself in nature or perhaps standing in front of a painting by one of Debussy’s contemporaries, such as Monet, Klimt or Renoir. Contemplate fully the colours and their expression, which served as a constant source of inspiration for Debussy: “Pleasure is the only rule!”   

Free admission. 

Munkkiniemi Library

11/12/2021 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Last updated 11/9/2021