London: Finnish Runosong with Pekka Kuusisto and Ilona Korhonen
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
Photo: Sami Repo