Saturday 22.3 at 4pm at Arkadia: The Subjectivity of ‘Pure Information’: Impressions of Allan Pettersson’s Symphony No. 10 by Derek Ho

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to The Subjectivity of “Pure Information”: Impressions of Allan Pettersson’s Symphony No. 10 by Derek Ho on Saturday 22.3 at 4pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

What does a piece of acoustic orchestral music “mean?” How is our perception of the music influenced by our knowledge of the composer and the biographical circumstances of the work’s composition? After a listening to Allan Pettersson’s 25-minute Symphony No. 10, Derek Ho will lead a discussion on the possible meanings of this music.


Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Derek Ho was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin (Madison) on a music scholarship, where he studied both cello and bacteriology. After completing his doctoral work in pathobiology at the University of Washington (Seattle) in 2007, he moved to Helsinki, following his passion for Finnish classical music. Currently, Derek is an Academy of Finland Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. In addition to being an avid concertgoer, he is also a composer, blogger, and English-language writer for the Paris-based classical music website, ResMusica.