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October 2017

Guitars of the World Workshop: Andean Guitar

October 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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€50

We are proud to present the next Guitars of the World Workshop with Camilo Pajuelo, organized by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre. Description: Guitar, a very popular instrument all over the world, is deeply rooted in the tradition of the Andean peoples. Over several generations, a particular style developed in Peru, both as solo playing or in a band. This style is known as the Andean guitar. This workshop introduces participants to…

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November 2017

Guitars of the World Workshop: Venezuelan Cuatro

November 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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€50

We are proud to present the next Guitars of the World Workshop with Eduardo Ramírez, organized by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre. Description: This intensive workshop provides an overview of the main styles and genres of traditional Venezuelan music for cuatro and guitar. By using a didactical method, participants could review their knowledge and improve their skills based on an accurate perspective on the styles rendition. The workshop is aimed at participants…

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December 2017

Guitars of the World Workshop: Argentinian Music

December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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Description: This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn the styles and rhythms of Argentinean tango and folk music under the guidance of a renowned Latin American musician. Juan Falú’s guitar playing brings together not only a deep knowledge on traditional genres but also a very distinctive improvisatory style, which has been described as "composing in real time". The workshop consists of three parts: 1) Main musical genres and styles in Argentinean folk music 2) Main accompaniment techniques 3) Improvisation…

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ISH Christmas Fair

December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
International School of Helsinki, Selkämerekatu 11 Finland + Google Map

Welcome to the ISH Christmas Fair! Everyone is welcome to attend for an afternoon full of fun for the whole family.

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Christmas Concert

December 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Hallituskatu 1
Helsinki, Finland
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Free

We would like to welcome everyone to ISM's annual Christmas Concert! This year, our concert will be held at the Finnish Literature Society building, Hallituskatu 1, in Helsinki on Saturday December 16. All our students and their family members are welcome to attend. The concert will be divided into two 45 minute sessions with a short intermission between the concerts.  

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January 2018

GUITARS OF THE WORLD WORKSHOP SERIES: ANDEAN GUITAR WORKSHOP

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 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 Camilo Pajuelo, organized by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre. Description: The guitar, a very popular instrument all over the world, is deeply rooted in the traditions of the Andean people. Over several generations, a particular style has developed in Peru, both in solo and ensemble playing. This style is known as the Andean guitar. This workshop introduces participants to…

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February 2018

WORLD MUSIC WORKSHOP SERIES: TANGO AND FOLK MUSIC FROM ARGENTINA

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - February 17 @ 3:00 pm
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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We are proud to open our World Music Workshop Series with Tanino Dúo, a duo formed by Fernando Sánchez (guitar) and Santiago Álvarez (harmonica), both teachers from the School of Popular Music of Avellaneda, Argentina. The workshop is organized by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre. ‘The Enigmatic Score: Main Style Aspects of Tango and Folk Music from Argentina’ Description: Why does folk music tend to sound wrong if a musician simply reads…

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March 2018

INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC WORKSHOP

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - March 9 @ 10:00 pm
Global Music Center, Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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We are proud to present the next World Music Workshop with Ashwini Gore-Deshpande, organized by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre. Description: This workshop teaches students the basic concepts of Indian Classical Music and singing / accompanying with instruments. It is directed at vocal and instrumental music students as well as amateur and professional musicians. The workshop is in English and will include between six and ten participants. Contents: Introduction of Raga and…

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GUITARS OF THE WORLD WORKSHOP SERIES: CHARANGO WORKSHOP

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - March 23 @ 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 @ 8:00 pm - April 19 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 pm - May 17 @ 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 @ 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
International School of Helsinki, Selkämerekatu 11 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 - August 29
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 @ 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 - October 11
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 @ 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 - November 14
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 @ 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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