The Tikkurila Library Park will be filled with stars for the August outdoor concerts!

On the 16th and 17th of August, three free outdoor concerts will be enjoyed in Vantaa, with the performances of the charming spring Voice of Finland finalists, magnificent opera stars, as well as the delightful Pikku Papu’s orchestra. The Stars in the Library Park concerts are arranged by the City of Vantaa’s Culture Services.

Last spring the eighth season of Voice of Finland presented Finland with singers who were one after the other more talented than the previous one. Sara Jagrouny, Jasse Jatala, Roope Palmu and Markus Salo sang themselves into the competition final, with the latter finally winning the tight contest. On Friday, the 16th of August at 6:00 PM, the finalists and Vantaa’s Entertainment Orchestra Ensemble will come on the Tikkurila Library Park stage. The concert will be directed by piano virtuoso Lenni-Kalle Taipale in the manner familiar from television.

On Saturday, the 17th of August, the program will start at 11:00 AM with the Pikku Papu’s Orchestra. The band’s songs have become famous from, for example, Pikku Kakkonen and the new compositions of classical children’s songs done for Yle. Witty lyrics combine with a captivating performance in its songs, together with the joyful musical world of acoustic instruments.

The weekend comes to a head at the concert starting at 4:00 PM on Saturday, the 17th of August, where soprano Tarja Turunen, baritone Waltteri Torikka , as well as tenors Jyrki Anttila and Pentti Hietanen will present the audience with both evergreen classics and pearls from operettas and even musicals.

When the luminous quartet banded together in the spring and went on a concert tour, the concert halls were sold out months before the performances. The talented performers are also favorites of the Vantaa audience. The other spring when the Vantaa Culture Services asked the audience for performer suggestions for the upcoming outdoor concerts, the names of all of the opera singers that are now performing came up.

The Turunen, Torikka, Anttila and Hietanen concert in Vantaa will be, as they were also during the spring concert tour, accompanied by the ten-piece band conducted by conductor Jukka Nykänen, as well as dance instructors Jutta and Sami Helenius, who are familiar from the Dancing with the Stars program. So, in addition to being able to enjoy the music, you will also enjoy high-tempo talented dancing!

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Vantaa Cultural Services arranges the concerts in co-operation with Vantaan Sanomat.

Published: 3.7.2019 
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