Four acclaimed and prize-winning composers/musicians meet on stage and create spontaneously exciting soundscapes, tight grooves, beautiful melodies and fascinating textures. Often their concerts are completely improvised, no preparations or agreements are made beforehand. At other times, spontaneously, there might slip some compositions by pianist Sid Hille.
The main feature of a F# concert is the element of freshness. The audience is kept on the edge of their seats, the musicians themselves are constantly on their toes, anything might happen − and then it does. A F# concert is a creative and unpredictable process that surprises and inspires the listeners and the musicians alike.
The Finnish saxophone legend Pepa Päivinen joined F# for their second release Scientifically proven and clinically tested. The LP/CD was released in spring 2022 to five-star reviews.
Sid Hille | piano, keyboards, theremin
Pepa Päivinen | saxophone, flutes and clarinets
Jori Huhtala | double bass
Markus Ketola | drums
Duration approx. 2 h (incl. intermission)
Ticket prices: 20 € normal / 11 € pensioner / 8 € students, unemployed, children (ages 3-17)
Cloakroom fee: 3 €
Ticketmaster Finland across the country. A service fee is included in the ticket price. A separate Ticketmaster order fee of 1,50–2,00 € per order is added. Tickets without a service fee from Culture Centre Valve. A limited amount of Kaikukortti-tickets are available.
A series ticket is available for the Autumn 2023 OMJ Jazz & Etno series. The series ticket is on sale until September 20, 2023. Limited amount. The series ticket includes all 12 autumn season 2023 OMJ Jazz & Etno concert series’ concerts.
Oulu Music Festival Foundation
The OMJ Jazz & Etno concert series is a year-round concert series by the Oulu Music Festival Foundation, featuring a wide range of Finnish artists and guest stars.