SUOMI / FINLAND 100 – INDEPENDENCE GALA
Come celebrate one hundred years of independence at the
SUOMI / FINLAND 100 INDEPENDENCE GALA
Sunday, December 3, 2017
BERKELEY FINNISH HALL
$40 advance, students $25, kids under 12 free, $50 at the door
Purchase advance tickets by Nov 25
Ismo Alanko, solo concert
3 Course Dinner /Champagen Toast / No Host Bar
Music by: Heikki Koskinen, Kati Pienimäki Schenker, Jari Suomalainen, Rent Romus
RECEPTION / PROCESSION / ANTHEMS / LIVE MUSIC
Featured speakers: Michel Wendell, Honorary Consul of Finland and Sirpa Tuomainen
ISMO ALANKO - SOLO CONCERT
Ismo Alanko has been a significant part of the Finnish music scene since 1980. He started his career as the lead singer in bands like Hassisen Kone and Sielun Veljet. During the 1990s he transformed into a successful solo artist, playing together with various musicians covering multiple styles from rock to ethnic music. Ismo's successful career spanning over 35 years includes over 650 000 records sold, Emma prizes and numerous sold out tours with many different groups. Recently Ismo Alanko has released a solo album and is performing his award winning multi decade song portfolio as a one man band.
Local musicians Heikki Koskinen, Kati Pienimäki Schenker, Jari Suomalainen & Rent Romus have been performing Finnish music in various Bay Area celebrations for many years. At the Finland 100 Gala they will perform the national anthems, music by Jean Sibelius, including Finlandia and a feature song.