JuuriJuhla-RotFest’s opening concert.
Maria Kalaniemi with her friends Anna-Kaisa Liedes, Timo Alakotila and Mauno Järvelä.
In the opening concert of JuuriJuhla, you will hear beautifully delicate atmospheres, from Maria Kalaniemi’s solo singing to Kuuttare’s jewelry, where singer Anna-Kaisa Liedes leads the listener into magical Kalevala atmosphere accompanied by Maria’s accordion.
Atmospheric coral tones change to an intense harmonies when the wonderful Timo Alakotila and Mauno Järvelä with Maria are carried away by the tonal world of Piazzola and Alakotila.
The concert will feature a comprehensive selection of music from Maria Kalaniemi’s versatile career.
Maria also works as the artistic director of JuuriJuhla.
Accordionist Maria Kalaniemi is an internationally top-level musician and, in addition, a talented, distinctive composer. Maria Kalaniemi is an artist who has developed her own very personal expression from many musical styles. She has become one of the most respected musicians in our country. The lyrically sensitive and intense playing style created by Kalaniemi has gained a loyal audience in different parts of the world. Her style has been aptly described as Finnish accordion fado. In 2024, he will celebrate her 60th anniversary.