A Composer’s Diary: Happy Day of Equality!

A Composer's Diary: Happy Day of Equality!

Happy Minna Cath Day – Day of Equality!

Cecilia Damström on Minna Canth street in Kuopio 17.03.2022

What a wonderful week it has been, in the former home town of Minna Cath – Kuopio – working together with the fantastic Maria Itkonen and Kuopio Symphony Orchestra! The ice was thick enough to walk (or skate!) on, the sun was always shining, the people were amazing, the concert outstanding and the concert review raving! 

“Damström’s wonderful musical language is impressive.Cecilia Damström’s piece Lucrum now fits our time a little too well. The Helsingborg Orchestra commissioned the work from Damström to their theme “The Seven Deadly Sins,” and greed is now the sin that attacks our eyes and ears from the media every day.

Damström works with the subject musically superbly through elements of growth, continuously adding more and more through demanding musical structures. A magnificent work from one of our leading composers of the new generation. Itkonen managed to bring out fantastic effects out of the orchestra.”

Jussi Mattila for Savon Sanomat 19.3.2022

Cecilia Damström on ice in Kupio 16.3.2022

Sunset on ice in Kuopio 16.3.2022. Photo©Cecilia Damström

Maria Itkonen rehearsing in Kuopio. Photo©Cecilia Damström

Maria Itkonen on ice. Photo©Cecilia Damström

Happy composer Cecilia Damström, soloist Aapo Juutilainen and
conductor Maria Itkonen after a great concert in Kuopio 17.03.2022

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