Nordic Music Days: Finnish Runosong With Pekka Kuusisto And Ilona Korhonen at Southbank Centre

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Violinist Pekka Kuusisto and vocalist Ilona Korhonen present a fascinating contemporary perspective on Finnish folk music in this free post-concert performance on The Clore Ballroom.

Ilona Korhonen is an expert in runo song, an ancient Finnish tradition that fuses song, poetry and storytelling. Through figures such as 19th-century poet and singer Larin Paraske, runo song played a central role in the development of Finnish national identity. Pekka Kuusisto is a leading Finnish violinist, steeped in his country's musical heritage and well known for his boundary-crossing musical collaborations.

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Southbank Centre

Address
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
Telephone:
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.

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