Three Continents

About Three Continents

Three continents Three Continents, the first event organized by kohoBeat, featured two soloists, three conductors and a symphony orchestra gathered specially for the occasion.

The name Three Continents refers to the presence of music from three different cultures: Asia, represented by the koto, a traditional Japanese instrument; Europe, represented by the piano, one of the key instruments in the development of Western music; and South-America, represented by the pututos, ocarinas and water whistles, which took us on a journey to an ancient and unknown world.

The orchestra was made up of musicians from over ten different countries. Among those present were several personalities from the Finnish musical scene and the highest representatives of seven embassies.

The event took place at the Rock Church (Temppeliaukion Kirkko) in Helsinki on March 31st 2007 and it was a success among audience and critics. The church was full and a standing ovation lasting for several minutes could be heard at the end of the concert.

At a glance

Time: Saturday 31.03.2007 at 19:00
Place: Temppeliaukion Kirkko, Helsinki
Genre: Classical modern
Free entrance


LUSES, Arts Council of Finland, Sibelius Academy and the
Embassy of Spain in Finland.

Our deepest gratitude to

Kalevi Aho
Gustav Djupsjöbacka
Ambassador Antonio García Abad
Robert de Godzinsky
Eero Hämeenniemi
Päivi Koivula
Soili Maisila
Olli-Pekka Martikainen
Jorge Notivoli
Leif Segerstam