Summer concert: Tuomas Ruokonen Quartet on Fri 9th June at 5 pm at Musiikkitalo’s terrace
The performers for the summer concerts organized by the project Making space for artistry – equity for disabled artists and artists who are Sign Language users and Musiikkitalo have been selected! Tuomas Ruokonen Quartet will play a concert on the terrace of the Musiikkitalo on Friday, June 9th at 5 pm and Mikko Herranen & Herrasmiehet on Saturday, June 17th at 5 pm. Admission to the concerts is free. Musiikkitalo accessible. In case of bad weather, the summer concerts will be moved indoors to Musiikkitalo’s restaurant. Warm welcome!
Tuomas Ruokonen Quartet
Friday June 9th at 5 pm
Tuomas Ruokonen Quartet is a band built around the compositions of drummer-composer Tuomas Ruokonen, whose music combines Nordic jazz with ethereal post-rock tones. The band released their debut EP RuOK? in January 2023.
Ruokonen, who is visually impaired and has just completed his master’s studies in Holland, sees difference as an artistic strength and limitations as tools for creativity.
In the expression of the quartet, improvisation deepens the stories behind the songs, which stem from real-life observations. The summer concert at the Musiikkitalo is the first opportunity to hear the new RuOK? EP’s music in Finland.
Tuomas Ruokonen, drums
Ville-Veikko Airaniemi, guitar
Oskari Siirtola, bass
Toomas Keski-Säntti, piano
The concert is supported by Culture for All’s project Making space for artistry, which is funded by the Kone Foundation. Tuomas Ruokonen Quartet was selected to perform the concert through an open call.