Jani Pensola bass
Christian Garrick violin
David Gordon piano
Jarmo Julkunen guitar and ukulele
with LSO players:
Tom Norris violin
Julian Gil Rodriguez violin
Lander Echevarria viola
Daniel Gardner cello
Rachel Leach presenter
Klaus Haapaniemi designer
Veli-Matti Hakala lighting designer
Veli Kujala composer
Vlja Achte animation
Klaus Haapaniemi visual co-ordination
Take a plunge into the Finnish mentality! Find the source of their secret passion and eternal melancholia.
The music in Tango Alakulo - Lunar Eclipse has elements of traditional tango, but it is first and foremost urban music of our time. It fuses tricks and techniques of modern concert and popular music with the improvisatory aesthetics of jazz.
This concert will feature Finnish tangos, new pieces by Veli Kujala, and Sibelius as you’ve never heard him before, all performed by LSO double bassist Jani Pensola and his group Tango Alakulo, plus Jani's colleagues from the LSO string section.
This concert will be streamed live on YouTube at 12.30pm BST. Watch on the player below or click on this link to watch on YouTube and take part in the chat.
Supported by Andor Charitable Trust and LSO Friends