15 August 2017

A musical composition inspired by Tove Jansson’s Tales from Moominvalley

A musical composition inspired by Tove Jansson’s Tales from Moominvalley was presented at Tampere Hall last week on Tove’s birthday. Tales from Moominvalley was such an amazing musical suite for orchestra, children’s choir and vocalists.

Tampere Hall’s Grand Opening Gala Concert celebrated the opening of the world’s only Moomin museum, the renovated Tampere Hall and the birthday of Tove Jansson and was presented by Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra.


Tove Jansson’s niece Sophia Jansson giving her opening speech

Very talented Finnish Ballet Dancer Minna Tervamäki as a Fillyjonk

Now you have an amazing possibility to see the concert via the links below. Highly recommended – the atmosphere at the concert was amazingly touching.

Click the links to see the concert:

1. Prelude

2. The Spring Tune and Taitoratsastajatar

3. The Fillyjonk Who Believed in Disasters

4. The Secret of the Hattifatteners

5. The Invisible Child

6. The Hemulen Who Loved Silence

7. Syyslaulu (Autumn Song)

8. Outro

 

Music: Jonne Valtonen
Conductor: Santtu-Matias Rouvali
Direction and dramaturgy: Marika Vapaavuori
Production: Tampere Hall & Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Photos: Anna-Kaisa Noki

 

Read also:

The Moomin Museum’s first temporary exhibition, Tove Jansson and the Moomins