Saturday 20.3 at 4pm: The Khirug – Kulmala Duo will perform at Arkadia!

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are heartily welcome to a Khirug – Kulmala Duo concert at the bookshop Saturday 20.3 at 4pm! The concert is organised with the generous collaboration of The City of Helsinki Cultural Office. Come and listen to wonderfully deep and expressive new arrangements of famous gipsy romances as well as to new compositions by Sergei Sokolov and Kaisa Kulmala. Leonard Khirug, vocals Kaisa Kulmala, piano Sergei Sokolov, arrangements Warm regards, Ian – Entrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!) is suggested and would be welcome. Leonard Khirug has studied music in Kazan, Russia at the Conservatoire and Jazz School. His repertoire includes classical music, jazz, pop, rock, folk, Italian music, Russian folk songs, romances and gypsy music. Leonard has conducted several bands, and has been singing in different choirs, for example for Orthodox Church choirs in the United States and in Helsinki. Khirug has loved in Helsinki for seven years. Before that he spent five years in the United States and five years in Italy. Pianist Kaisa Kulmala has studied jazz music at the Copenhagen Rytmisk Musikikonservatorium and at the Sibelius Academy Jazz Department. She plays in many styles ranging from classical music to jazz. Kaisa plays regularly at the Helsinki City Theatre. With her band Kaisa Kulmala Trio, Kaisa has recorded a CD Tribute featuring her original music. During this spring she will join with her band the Suomen Jazzliitto tour of Finland. Sergei Sokolov is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and music teacher. He has studied music at the Modest Mussorgsky Music College in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Sergei has been living in Finland since 1992. He has worked for example at the National Opera. He has also studied at Stadia in Finland. Sokolov has been organizing many concerts in Finland, for example Rajaton Jazz Festival. He has very good contacts to musicians in Russia and he has organized visits to Russia for Finnish musicians.