Concert Calendar 2019

JANUARY

Sun 1st January 2019 at 7 pm, Sibelius Inspiration

Perniö Church

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Tickets €20 at the door

Organised by the Perniö Culture Foundation and Perniö Church

Thu 24th January 2019 at 7 pm, The Magic of Poem Singing

Laurentius Hall, Lohja

Karoliina Kantelinen, song; Jussi Makkonen, cello; Nazig Azezian, piano

Lohja City Orchestra

Tickets in advance €25/20 or at the door €30

Organized by the Lohja City Orchestra

FEBRUARY

Sat 23rd February 2019 at 4 pm, The Blue Bird Concert - Jussi Makkonen 40 years

Lieksa Cultural Centre, Brahe Hall

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Musicians of the Vaasa City Orchestra: Liisa Makkonen, violin; Terje Männi, violin; Nana Raitaluoto, viola; Vladimir Reshetko, cello; Pontus Grans, double bass

Composer Jonne Valtonen; writer and illustrator Katri Kirkkopelto

Tickets €15 www.store.charmi.eu as well as Koneva store in Lieksa and in Nurmes

Organized by Lasten klasari ry and Monola-seura ry

Sat 24th February 2019 at 4 pm, The Blue Bird concert

Kangasniemi Hall

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Musicians of the Vaasa City Orchestra: Liisa Makkonen, violin; Terje Männi, violin; Nana Raitaluoto, viola; Vladimir Reshetko, cello; Pontus Grans, double bass

Composer Jonne Valtonen; witer and illustrator Katri Kirkkopelto

Tickets €15 www.store.charmi.eu as well as in advance from irene.spannari@kangasniemi.fi or +358405964692 

Organized by Lasten klasari ry and Kangasniemi Culture Branch

MARCH

Sat 9th March 2019 at 1 pm, Opening ceremony of the 53rd Veteran Week and Joensuu Veteran Association 60 years

Carelia Hall, Joensuu

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Matti Turunen, bass; Rakuuna Military Orchestra and choir

Free entrance

Organized by the Joensuu Veteran Association

Sun 10th March 2019, Concert at the Sortavala Foundation festivities

Helsinki Conservatory 

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, soprano & Pami Karvonen, piano

Free entrance

Organized by the Sortavala Foundation

Sun 24th March 2019 at 3 pm, Sibelius Inspiration

Fallbrook Public Library, Fallbrook, USA

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Aira Vehaskari, film

Free entrance

Organized by the Fallbrook Music Society

Mon 25th March 2019 at 9 and 10 am, Sibelius School Concert

Potter Junior High School, Fallbrook, USA

Organized by the Fallbrook Music Society

Sat 30th March 2019 at, Sibelius Inspiration

Balboa Park, San Diego, USA

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Organized by the Finlandia Foundation National

APRIL

Wed 3rd April 2019, Concert and lectures

California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, USA

Organized by the California State University Channel Islands

Thu 4th April 2019, Concert and lectures

California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, USA

Organized by the California State University Channel Islands

Fri 5th April 2019, Sibelius School Concert

Rio School District, USA

Organized by the California State University Channel Islands

MAY

Sat 4th May 2019 at 4 pm, Lions Club Lieksa Korpi-Jaakko 40 years

Lieksa Cultural Centre, Hovileirinkatu 3, 81700 Lieksa

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Tickets €10/5

Tickets in advance from Koneva (Moisionkatu 1, 81700 Lieksa) and Lahtinen ky (Pielisentie 26, 81700 Lieksa)

Organized by Lions Club Lieksa Korpi-Jaakko

JULY

Mon1st July at 6 pm, Monola Festival / Opening Concert

Clubs' House, Merilänrannantie 4c, 83960 Koli

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Tickets €15

Tickets at the door or in advance from www.store.charmi.eu and from Koneva (Moisionkatu 1, 81700 Lieksa and Porokylänkatu 18, 75530 Nurmes)

Organized by the Monola-seura ry

Wed 3rd July 2019 at 5 pm, Monola Festival / Dinner Concert

Hotel Puustelli, Hovileirinkatu 3, 81700 Lieksa

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Ticket €10, dinner available for €10

Tickets at the door or in advance from www.store.charmi.eu and from Koneva (Moisionkatu 1, 81700 Lieksa and Porokylänkatu 18, 75530 Nurmes)

Organized by the Monola-seura ry

Thu 4th July 2019 at 12pm, Monola Festival / Lunch Concert

Hotel Puustelli, Hovileirinkatu 3, 81700 Lieksa

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Ticket €10, dinner available for €10

Tickets at the door or in advance from www.store.charmi.eu and from Koneva (Moisionkatu 1, 81700 Lieksa and Porokylänkatu 18, 75530 Nurmes)

Organized by the Monola-seura ry

Thu 4th July 2019 at 6 pm, Monola Festival / Opening of the Blue Bird Exhibition

Lieksa Public Library, Urheilukatu 4, 81700 Lieksa

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Katri Kirkkopelto, writer and illustrator of the Blue Bird book

Free entrance

Organized by the Monola-seura ry

Fri 5th July 2019 at 4 pm, Monola Festival / Premier of The Blue Bird

Lieksa Cultural Centre, Hovileirinkatu 3, 81700 Lieksa

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Joensuu City Orchestra

Tickets at the door or in advance from www.store.charmi.eu and from Koneva (Moisionkatu 1, 81700 Lieksa and Porokylänkatu 18, 75530 Nurmes)

Organized by the Monola-seura ry

Fri 5th July 2019 at 8 pm, Monola Festival / Karelian Feast Dinner and Music

Bomba House, Tuulentie 10, 75500 Nurmes

Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano

Tickets at the door or in advance from www.store.charmi.eu and from Koneva (Moisionkatu 1, 81700 Lieksa and Porokylänkatu 18, 75530 Nurmes)

Organized by the Monola-seura ry

Sat 6th July 2019 at 4 pm, Monola Festival / Jean Sibelius' 4th Symphony at the Monola Gala

Lieksa Cultural Centre, Hovileirinkatu 3, 81700 Lieksa

Joensuu Symphony Orchestra

Tickets €35

Tickets at the door or in advance from www.store.charmi.eu and from Koneva (Moisionkatu 1, 81700 Lieksa and Porokylänkatu 18, 75530 Nurmes)

Organized by the Monola-seura ry

Sat 6th July 2019 at 8 pm, Monola Festival / Dinner concert at Koli

Grill it! Restaurant, Break Sokos Hotel Koli, Ylä-kolintie 39, 83960 Koli

Organized by the Monola-seura ry 

AUGUST

Sun 4th August 2019 at 6 pm, Oskar Merikanto Concert
Jussi Makkonen's Cultural Home, Tiiliniementie 3, Nurmes
Jussi Merikanto, bass-bartione, Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian,  piano
Tickets €25 (incl. coffee and pastries): www.store.charmi.eu or
Koneva Nurmes, Porokylänkatu 18; Koneva Lieksa, Pielisentie 16

Mon 5th August 2019 at 6 pm, Oskar Merikanto Concert SOLD OUT!
Jussi Makkonen's Cultural Home, Tiiliniementie 3, Nurmes
Jussi Merikanto, bass-baritone & Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian,  piano
Tickets €25 (incl. coffee and pastries): www.store.charmi.eu or
Koneva Nurmes, Porokylänkatu 18; Koneva Lieksa, Pielisentie 16

Sun 10th August 2019 at 2 pm, The Blue Bird

Toukka Children's Book Festival
Annantalo, Annankatu 30, 00101 Helsinki
Jussi Makkonen, cello; Nazig Azezian, piano & writer and illustrator Katri Kirkkopelto
Free entrance

Sun 18th August 2019 at 2 pm, Echoes from Karelia – In the footsteps of Jean Sibelius
Vivamo, Vivamontie 2, 08200 Lohja
Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian,  piano
Tickets €15 at the door

SEPTEMBER

Sat 14th September 2019 at 1 pm, The Blue Bird
Kerava Library, Paasikivenkatu 12

Free entrance
Organized by the Cultural and Library Services of Kerava

 

Fri 20th September 2019 at 6 pm, Sibelius meets poem singers
Jussi Makkonen's Cultural Home, Tiiliniementie 3, Nurmes
Sari Kaasinen, voice ja kantele; Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano
Tickets €25 (incl. coffee with pastires): www.store.charmi.eu or
Koneva Nurmes, Porokylänkatu 18; Koneva Lieksa, Pielisentie 16

Sun 22nd September 2019 at 2 pm Sibelius meets poem singers
Cultural Home Villa Ruusula, Metsolantie 39, 82335 Rasivaara, Rääkkylä
Sari Kaasinen, voice ja kantele, Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian,  piano
Tickets €25 at the door (incl. coffee with pastries).

Thu 26th September 2019 at 6 pm, The Blue Bird
Vaasa City Hall, Senaatinkatu 1, 65100 Vaasa
Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano
Vaasa City Orchestra conducted by James Lowe
Tickets €24/20/18 www.netticket.fi or from Studio Ticket, Rewell Center (Ylätori 2 A, 65100 Vaasa)

OCTOBER

Sat 12th October 2019 at 6 pm, Music from Armenia
Jussi Makkonen's Cultural Home, Tiiliniementie 3, Nurmes
Liisa Makkonen, violin; Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano
Tickets €25 (incl. coffee with pastires): www.store.charmi.eu or
Koneva Nurmes, Porokylänkatu 18; Koneva Lieksa, Pielisentie 16

NOVEMBER

Sat 23rd November 2019 at 7.30 pm Sibelius Inspiration
Arizona State University, Katzin Concert Hall, PHOENIX, USA
Jussi Makkonen, cello & Nazig Azezian, piano
Aira Vehaskari, videos
More information: Arizona State University