Wednesday 6.11 at 6pm at Arkadia: Örongott, a concert by Carita Holmström and Tom ”Wimsy Salomonsen

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to Örongott, a concert by Carita Holmström and Tom ”Wimsy Salomonsen on Wednesday 6.11 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Örongott is musical dialogue between two eminent singer-songwriters, musicians and artists. To celebrate ‘Swedish Day’, the yearly festivity of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland, Carita and Tom will are present their new songs. In addition, poems by Solveig v. Schoultz, Leif Salmén & Bruno K.Öijer will be sung on music composed by Carita.


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.!

Tom “Wimsy” Salomonsen:
Carita Holmström:”För mig”
Carita Holmström:” Man is a Story-telling Animal”:

Carita Holmström is one of Finland ́s most versatile musicians and composers. After releasing her first record ”We Are What We Do” in 1973 and representing Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 in Brighton she had performed and composed music in a wide range of genres, from jazz to classic, from chanson to pop. She has written 3 musicals, a chamber opera, chamber music, music for choir and numerous songs and song cycles. She has released 7 records with her own music. She is a member of the Finnish Composers Guild and was a lector at the Sibelius- Academy between 1983-2018.

Tom ”Wimsy” Salomonsen has presently come to the fore with his album ”AGITPOP” (2018), pre- senting his unique lyrics and music for a Swedish-speaking audience. He has worked as an actor in various Swedish-speaking theatres in Finland and composed and performed his music on many theatre stages ( August Strindberg: ”Ett drömspel”, National Theatre of Finland, Tove Jansson: ”Vem ska trösta Knytte?”, Unga Teatern etc). He has also made film music, co-operating with a.o. Antonia Ringbom(a.o. the animation series ”The Sun is a Yellow Giraffe”).