FRANCOPHONIA CONCERT 2021
MARCH 11th 2021
2021 edition of the Francophonia Concert with the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra, in collaboration with the French Institute in Finland.
"The Helsinki Chamber Orchestra and French Institute in Finland are happy and excited to invite you to the 2021 edition of the Francophonia Concert, marking the culmination of the “Mois de la Francophonie”!
Audiences from France, Finland, and all over the world are welcome to listen to and explore the powerful sonorities of the organ combined to the might of a chamber orchestra. In a program that acts as a bridge between France and Finland, immerse yourself in a sound world full of stark contrast, between the reverencial Gothic Suite by Léon Boëllmann, the intimate Rakastava (The Lover) Suite by Jean Sibelius, and finally, the overwhelming Organ Concerto by Francis Poulenc.
The concert will be live-streamed from Temppeliaukio Church on 11.03.2021 at 19:00, and therefore freely accessible all over the world! Performing on the Organ is our French guest Catherine Gouillard, and the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra is led by James Salomon Kahane."
11.3.2021, Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, Finland.
THE DOCUMENTARY MOVIE "CONDUCTIVITY" TO BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 7th
The documentary movie "Conductivity", which features James Kahane as one of its 3 main protagonists, is set to be released on February 7th of 2020 in the movie theaters in Finland.
The movie follows James through the last 3 years and highlights various musical events and moments from his conducting education in Finland.
"Conductivity is a film about creative leadership told through the story of three young conductors at the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland; I-Han Fu (Taiwan), Emilia Hoving (Finland) and James Kahane (France). When stepping on the podium, they are put under a magnifying glass. Conductor training, in essence, is leadership training. The film gives a unique viewpoint to follow the students, as this is the first film about conductor training at the Sibelius Academy."
Direction: Anna-Karin Grönroos. Script: Anna-Karin Grönroos. Cinematography: Mika Mattila. Editing: Okku Nuutilainen. Sound Design: Tuomas Klaavo. Composer: Salla Luhtala. Cast: Emilia Hoving, I-Han Fu, James Kahane, Atso Almila, Susanna Mälkki, Hannu Lintu. Production: Tuffi Films / Venla Hellstedt.