London: Finnish Runosong with Pekka Kuusisto and Ilona Korhonen

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 21:45 to 22:30

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto and vocalist Ilona Korhonen present a fascinating contemporary perspective on Finnish folk music in this free post-concert performance on The Clore Ballroom.

Ilona Korhonen is an expert in runo song, an ancient Finnish tradition that fuses song, poetry and storytelling. Through figures such as 19th-century poet and singer Larin Paraske, runo song played a central role in the development of Finnish national identity. Pekka Kuusisto is a leading Finnish violinist, well known for his boundary-crossing musical collaborations.

Date: Thu 28 September 2017 21:45–22:30

Venue: Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London SE1

Free admission.


Photo: Sami Repo


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