CELLIST JUSSI MAKKONEN TO START HIS AMERICAN TOUR ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12th
Cellist Jussi Makkonen will start his American tour in Los Angeles tomorrow on Saturday 09/12/2015. It will be his second tour in the United States this year. Together with Sibelius’ great-great-grandchild pianist Ruusamari Teppo, he will be performing in 12 Sibelius-themed concerts in total in several states. In New York and New Orleans, Jussi will be performing with pianist Nazig Azezian, with whom he has performed over 300 Sibelius concerts this year. Jussi will also arrange a masterclass for cello students in the University of Arizona in Tucson.
During the American tour, Jussi will be performing in American schools, concert halls and churches in Los Angeles, San Diego and Sunnyvale in California, in Tucson, AZ, and Washington D.C., Baltimore, New York and New Orleans. The New Orleans concert will be held at the great Orpheum Theater which has just been repaired after the hurricane Katrina that ravaged the city 10 years ago. The famous Symphony Chorus of New Orleans will be performing in the concert with Jussi and pianist Nazig Azezian.
The concert tour is part of Jussi Makkonen’s Sibelius jubilee tour during which he will perform in 500 concerts in Finland, Norway, Germany and the United States. See the American tour dates here: http://jussimakkonen.com/en/concerts/concerts-2015/concerts-abroad-2015/
US concerts in September
The Neighborhood Church of Pasadena, California
Incarnation Lutheran Church, San Diego, California
The Social Hall at Dove Peace Church, Tucson, AZ
The University of Arizona, Recital Hall
Masterclass for cello students, University of Arizona
Finnish school Suomikoulu, Sunnyvale, AZ
Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, Manhattan, New York, NY
School concert, Edison School, Port Chester, NY
The Church of Epiphany, Washington, D.C.
The Art Therapy Institution of Washington, D.C.
Annandael High School
St. Batholomew’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD
The Orpheum Theatre, New Orleans, LA
Symphony Chorus of New Orleans
Communications manager Katja Toivanen, tel. +358407011686,