Ensemble mise-en will perform the work of three living Finnish composers—Kaija Saariaho, Sami Klemola, and Sebastian Hilli—as part of its CONNECTIONS series, in celebration of Finland’s Centennial. Each concert in this series details, explores, and ventures into the titular connections between artistic or cultural groups with unique geographies, traditions, and perspectives.

Exploring temporal distances rather than geographic ones, “Finland – All Generations – 100th Anniversary” also celebrates the work of these composers, each of whom represents a generation of new musical artists working today. 

About ensemble mise-en

Through a wide array of projects, including concert series, tours, and workshops, mise-en engages artists and audiences in a vast and growing body of contemporary music. The ensemble also hosts an annual music festival — mise-en music festival — that has gained international recognition, drawing from more than 3,400 works submitted by composers since 2014.

Since its founding in 2011, ensemble mise-en has presented a total of 350 pieces, including 150 works written for the group and 64 U.S. premieres. The ensemble has also performed at exciting venues such as (le) poisson rouge, Bohemian National Hall, Italian Academy, the DiMenna Center, Tenri Cultural Institute, and the cell, and premiered works by Jarrell, Abrahamsen, Hosokawa, Mitterer, Pagh-Paan, and Saariaho, among others. Recent tours have taken the ensemble to parts of the American Midwest and New England, as well as to European countries including Sweden, Lithuania, and Latvia.



Image by Julia Hembree

THU—11-9-2017—8 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)