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March 2018

GUITARS OF THE WORLD WORKSHOP SERIES: CHARANGO WORKSHOP

March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - March 23, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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We are proud to present the next Guitars of the World Workshop with Pedro Castellón, organized by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre. Description: The charango has become an essential musical instrument in the Andean region. Several centuries ago, it was used in the native ritual music of the North of Potosí and then, gradually, in urban traditional music as well. It has continued growing in popularity into the present. This workshop aims…

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April 2018

KLEZMER MUSIC WORKSHOP

April 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - April 19, 2018 @ 11:00 pm
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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We are proud to present the next World Music Workshop with Valeria Conte, organized by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre. Description: Klezmer is known as a type of secular instrumental Jewish Eastern-European folk music that has roots within the Ashkenazi tradition of pre-WWII Yiddish speaking communities. The repertoire includes music for dancing as well as introspective music for listening. Its fascinating character is compounded by the duality of melancholy and joy, expressing…

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May 2018

Ishtar Trio (FIN / ITA / ESP)

May 8, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arkadia International Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11
Helsinki, Finland
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Ishtar is an international and multicultural ensemble made up by European and Iraqi musicians, whom started performing together in 2015. In this occasion, Ishtar will perform as a trio with Lotta-Maria Pitkänen (FIN) at the violin, Valeria Conte (ITA) at the clarinet and voice, and Javier Sánchez Pérez (ESP) at the bass. The three musicians are all GLOMAS master’s graduated (www.glomas.net) and have met during the studies, bounding to a meaningful friendship and professional collaboration expanding to other various musical…

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CONTEMPORARY FLAMENCO ENSEMBLE WORKSHOP

May 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - May 17, 2018 @ 11:00 pm
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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We are proud to present the last World Music Workshop of this spring with Javier Sánchez Pérez, organized by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre. Description: This workshop will consist of an overview of flamenco music styles and provide tools for including this material in a contemporary musical context. Flamenco music has been influenced by a unique cultural mix that resulted from multiple cultures sharing the same land for hundreds of years. This…

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June 2018

‘Zumba que zumba’: Latin American folk and popular music

June 9, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arkadia International Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11
Helsinki, Finland
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Painting by Dalinda de Gómez An exciting selection of Latin American music performed by Cantares, a duo formed by Venezuelan singer Nathaly Gómez and Peruvian multi-instrumentalist and musicologist Camilo Pajuelo, and Colombian harp player and singer Natala Castrillón. The program embraces a variety of musical genres such as joropo, vals, bolero, tonada, merengue, milonga, etc. from several Latin American countries. The performance includes poems and inspiring stories related to the works and their composers, stressing the socio-cultural aspects and multicultural…

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August 2018

WORLD MUSIC WORKSHOP SERIES: “KONNAKOL” – THE SOUTH INDIAN VOCAL PERCUSSION WORKSHOP

August 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
International School of Helsinki, Selkämerekatu 11
Helsinki, Finland

We are proud to present the first of our World Music Workshop Series this autumn with eminent percussionist Suresh Vaidyanathan from Chennai, India; organised by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Embassy of India, the International School of Helsinki and the Global Music Centre. Description: Indian Classical Music is predominantly an oral traditional with students listening, imitating and then committing the syllabus to memory. Konnakol is the recitation of solkattu - the vocal syllables, related to…

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WORLD MUSIC WORKSHOP SERIES: AFRO-PERUVIAN RHYTHMS AND CAJÓN WORKSHOP

August 27, 2018 - August 29, 2018
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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We are proud to present the next World Music Workshop with Pierr Padilla Vásquez, organised by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre and Kilombo Festival. Description: The cajón is one of the most emblematic Afro-Peruvian percussion instruments. Its history and tradition dates back to the 18th century, during the Colonial time in Peru. The cajón is traditionally used in Afro-Peruvian musical genres such as landó, zamacueca, alcatraz, panalivio, son de los diablos, and…

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September 2018

Vicente Bianchi Through Time: Tribute to His Musical Work

September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Temppeliauki Church (the Rock Church), Lutherinkatu 3
Helsinki, 00100 Finland
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Vicente Bianchi Alarcón is a remarkable Chilean composer born in 1920 who was recently awarded the National Prize of Composition of Chile, in 2016. This concert will gather a large number of Finnish and international musicians living in Finland. It will also host the Ensamble Santiago de Chile, which is visiting Europe in autumn 2018, in order to honor and promote the musical production of maestro Bianchi. MUSICIANS ENSAMBLE SANTIAGO DE CHILE Patricia Tapia – Soprano Lorena Valdés – Soprano…

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October 2018

FUNDAMENTALS OF IMPROVISATION – CREATING AN IMPROVISATION SPACE WORKSHOP

October 9, 2018 - October 11, 2018
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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We are proud to open our Advanced Musicianship Tools Workshop Series with Jeremy Wong; organised by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre.  Description: MUSICAL IMPROVISATION is getting increasing attention amongst styles and genres all around the world. From the Western Classical traditions of Baroque keyboard partimento to the modern popular Jazz culture, improvisation has been and will continue to be an important part of one’s musical expression and performance. This workshop introduces a…

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November 2018

Soundscapes – A passage through foreign lands

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Caisa Cultural Centre, Kaikukatu 4
Helsinki, Finland
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Immerse yourself in a trip around the world through music and words. Caisa, in association with the International School of Music, Finland brings you a varied programme from countries and continents around the world. From the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland, meandering through the exoticism of the orient and to the highest peaks in the Andes, the award-winning performers from the International School of Music, Finland take you on a trip to their homelands. This informative evening will include a…

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WORLD MUSIC WORKSHOP SERIES: BULGARIAN SINGING WORKSHOP

November 13, 2018 - November 14, 2018
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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Photo by Alenjadro Lorenzo We are proud to present the next World Music Workshop with Anna Dantchev, organised by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre and Etnosoi! Festival.  Description: The Bulgarian singing tradition is rich. The strong characters of Bulgarian voice have inspired musicians for many decades around the world. Musical elements in Bulgarian singing tradition i.e. constant drone, sharp dissonance, overtones, and mellow melodies with decorative ornaments will create a mysterious sound…

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Concept Concerts: Zumba que zumba

November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Café Carusel, Merisatamanranta 10
Helsinki, Finland
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  An exciting selection of Latin American music performed by Cantares, a duo formed by Venezuelan singer Nathaly Gómez and Peruvian multi-instrumentalist and musicologist Camilo Pajuelo, and Colombian harp player and singer Natalia Castrillón. The program embraces a variety of musical genres such as joropo, vals, bolero, tonada, merengue, milonga, etc. from several Latin American countries. The performance includes poems and inspiring stories related to the works and their composers, stressing the socio-cultural aspects and multicultural influences through a unique…

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Concept Concerts: Melodies of China

November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Café Carusel, Merisatamanranta 10
Helsinki, Finland
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This performance explores the inter-exchanges between traditional Chinese folk music and modern Chinese popular music. The programme consists of a mixture of folk music and popular music arranged for piano duets, solo piano and piano and vocal (s). Arrangements by Jeremy Wong. This concert is part of the Concept Concerts series at Café Carusel taking place in November, 2018. Each concert will see a theme and concept developed, telling the audience a story through music and words. https://www.carusel.fi/ Link to the…

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WORLD MUSIC WORKSHOP SERIES: ARGENTINE TANGO WORKSHOP

November 27, 2018 - November 29, 2018
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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We are proud to present the last World Music Workshop this Autumn with Mercedes Krapovickas, organised by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre.  Description: The aim of this intensive workshop is to get the basics of tango music through different perspectives (listening, playing, and arranging). The workshop is divided into three parts: History Patterns and roles of the instruments Arranging and playing This workshop is aimed at amateur and professional musicians who are…

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Concept Concerts: The Old man and the Sea: Sir Franklin’s lost expedition

November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Café Carusel, Merisatamanranta 10
Helsinki, Finland
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Come and experience through music and words, the story of a cold and icy expedition to the North West Passage. 1845, Sir John Franklin and his men were bound for the Arctic, the biggest expedition of its kind. What would happen to make this one of the most disastrous voyages in sea faring history? With music by Debussy, Bach Beethoven, Elgar and others, immerse yourself in the bleak white landscape of the north, and learn of this fascinating story of…

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December 2018

Winter Light Festival

December 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
International School of Helsinki, Selkämerekatu 11
Helsinki, Finland
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Save the Date for our Winter Light Festival on December 1st! This year, we are proud to partner with the International School of Music (ISM), Hope and Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL). There will be music performances, foods from around the world, craft vendors and diverse children's activities. Welcome! Tickets: Kids 8€, Parents free

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ISM Christmas Concert

December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Hallituskatu 1
Helsinki, Finland
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We wish to invite you all to our Christmas Concert, which will take place on Saturday, December 15th at The Finnish Literature Society, Hallituskatu 1, 00170 Helsinki. Starting 14.00. We hope to see as many of you as possible there, to see our wonderful students perform. More information on Facebook.

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February 2019

KORA WORKSHOP

February 12 - February 13
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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We are proud to present the first World Music Workshop this Spring with Cheick Cissokho, organised by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre. Description: The kora is a beautiful, old 22-stringed harp instrument played by the West-African musician families. Nowadays it can be more and more often heard in world music around the globe, adapted to different musical styles, but in this workshop, we will start from the very beginning. We will learn…

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March 2019

LABORATORY OF PERFORMANCE EXPLORATION AND MUSIC CREATION IN REAL TIME

March 26 - March 27
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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Photo by Karla Seemann We are proud to present our next Advanced Musicianship Tools Workshop Series with Sergio Castrillón; organised by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre. Description: This workshop aims to gather professional musicians and music students possessing different levels of knowledge, backgrounds and genres to develop skills that will allow them to participate in the process of creativity in real time and to achieve a greater depth of knowledge of their…

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September 2019

WORLD MUSIC WORKSHOP SERIES: KORA WORKSHOP

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - September 28 @ 4:00 pm
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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50€

We are proud to present the first World Music Workshop this Autumn with Cheick Cissokho, organised by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre and Kilombo Festival. Description: The kora is a beautiful traditional 22-stringed harp instrument played by West-African musician families. Nowadays it is adapted to many different musical styles and can often heard in world music from around the globe. In this workshop, we will start from the very beginning. We will…

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