/ 24.05.2017 / 19.00
/ Blue Villa (Sininen huvila), Helsinki

OUVERTURE Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann four-handed

Amsterdam Piano Duo
Leo van Doeselaar & Wyneke Jordans
Risto Nordell, lecturer

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/ 25.05.2017 / 19.00
/ Uusi Paviljonki (New Pavillion)

CONSILIUM EUROPA A Musical Duel, Concertos

Encanto House Band
Roman Schatz, speaker

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/ 26.05.2017 / 12.00
/ Uusi Paviljonki (New Pavillion)

KRICH!!! Musical Theatre from Battle to Comfort

Youth Baroque Orchestra Bachs Erben (Michaelstein) and Itis Ensemble
Heike Hennig, direction and choreography

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/ 26.05.2017 / 19.00
/ Kauniainen Church

INCONTRO Virtuosic Variations in Different Spaces

Urban Strings
Leo van Doeselaar, organ

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/ 27.05.2017 /
/ Salonkitilaajien koti, yritys tms.

SALON - festivaalitapahtumia yksityistiloissa

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/ 27.05.2017 / 19.00
/ Uusi Paviljonki (New Pavillion)

ANGELS' SHARE - Staged concert A Staged Concert and Celebration

Nico and the Navigators
Urban Strings

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/ 28.05.2017 /
/ Kauniainen Church

EXAUDI Mass in Finnish at 10:00 and in Swedish at 12:00

Festival artists
Festival Choir Chorus Granielis
Anna Marte, soprano
Teppo Lampela, alto and bass
Niall Chorell, tenor

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/ 28.05.2017 / 16.00
/ Uusi Paviljonki (New Pavillion)

FINALE Closing Concert from One Space to Another

Encanto House Band
Festival artists
Festival Choir Chorus Granielis

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ENCANTO FESTIVAL
A festival which brings a new concert experience to Kauniainen

The next edition of the Encanto Festival will be held in the last week of May 2017. The theme of the festival draws from celebration of Finland’s 100 years as an independent nation. It deals with the conflicts and reconciliation that we encounter in our daily lives, the journey from war to peace, dissonance to harmony. The concert and salon programs explore both the meeting of court and pub cultures, as well as uniting music with other performing arts. The fantastic salon program is composed of six unique concerts given in different homes, offering the public a chance to meet the artists in a more intimate setting. The evening will continue with the unforgettable Angel’s Share program.

WELCOME TO KAUNIAINEN

Kauniainen is a bilingual city beside Helsinki, Finland. It has a cosy communal character which makes it especially well-suited to host a festival that emphasizes multiculturalism as a positive and enriching way of life. Kauniainen’s concert hall “Uusi Paviljonki”, church and villas are perfect spaces that are well-suited for Encanto Festival’s intimate events. Kauniainen is located very close to Helsinki, and the aim is to have doors open for the local people as well as visitors from Finland and abroad.

NEW (OLD) APPROACH FOR BAROQUE MUSIC
There have been extensive studies into the performance practice of early music. The phrasing, articulation and knowledge of instruments have all developed the approach to baroque music, raising the quality of modern-day performances to a very high level. While concentrating on the technical aspects of music making, the human and emotional approaches have not received enough attention. When one sees old paintings, it is easy to see the diversity of concert scenes and ways that everyone enjoys the music. It is important for Encanto to encourage the awareness of the emotional aspects of art that brings us joy.

NEW CONCERT CONCEPTS
By changing some of the more subtle details of the traditional concert, it is possible to create an exciting new atmosphere that does not remind us of a performance where people must sit quietly and follow strict rituals of applause and dress code. By experimenting with the locations of the musicians, as well as lighting and theatrical elements, it is possible to create a new experience for audiences of all ages. Co-operation with Radialsystem V offers Encanto a unique exchange of ideas.

NEW COMBINATIONS OF ARTISTS
Mixing artists from different countries is a fundamental part of Encanto’s work. It creates possibilities for co-operative and inventive exchanges between the artists. Bringing high quality artists together can bear fruit that no one could imagine; we eagerly look forward to seeing what the future holds!