About 'Finlandia: canto a la música'

Finlandia: Canto a la música This event marked the beginning of kohoBeat’s internationalization. In contrast to previous ones, this project integrated a complete week of activities: a series of lectures, a symphony orchestra concert and a lied recital. This event took place in Lima from the 2nd to the 9th of June 2009 and it enjoyed wide press coverage, even before our arrival to Peru.

The name of the project contains three different meanings. The first pays homage to the thriving musical arts scene of today’s Finland. The second refers to the fact that our concerts included a considerable number of vocal and orchestral works, which are already a part of Finland’s musical soul. Finally, the title of the project also contains the literary figure of personification, in which Finland acquires its own voice and tells to the world that it loves Music; that it sings to Music.

The project was extraordinarily well received and it brought us closer together with the audience. Through this project, kohoBeat joined the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Radio Filarmonía.

At a glance
Conferences (free entrance)
Tuesday 02.06.2009 at 5:00pm
Auditorium of the Ricardo Palma Cultural Center of Miraflores

Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru (tickets on sale in teleticket)
Sunday 07.06.2009 at 11:30am
Auditorium "Los Inkas" of the National Museum (Museo de la Nación).

Lied recital (free entrance)
Tuesday 09.06.2009 at 7:30pm
Auditorium of the Peruvian-American Cultural Institute (ICPNA) of Miraflores

Sponsored by

Embajada de Finlandia en Perú, Consejo de las Artes de Finlandia, Fundación Cultural Sueca en Finlandia, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, Radio Filarmonía, Nokia Siemens Networks, Municipalidad de Miraflores, ICPNA.

Our deepest gratitude to:

Fernando Torres. Cultural Director, ICPNA.
Grete Arce. Public Relations, Radio Filarmonía.
Gustav Djupsjöbacka. Chancellor, Sibelius Academy.
Gustavo Benza. Department of Cooperation, Embassy of Finland in Peru.
Leif Segerstam. Emeritus Conductor, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
Martha Mifflin. Director, Radio Filarmonía.
Mina Maggiolo. Chief Conductor, OSN (2006-2009).
Pekka Orpana. Ambassador of Finland in Peru.