Photo: Antti Jussi Savolainen
Ville Matvejeff makes his debut in Slovenia this month conducting the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. With a programme of Finnish works, Matvejeff opens the concert with Ad Astra – one of his own compositions for orchestra – followed by Kalevi Aho’s Concerto for Accordion, Orchestra and Bassoon. Given its premiere in February 2017 at the Kokkola Accordion Festival, the concerto is one of a few compositions for accordion written by Kalevi Aho, and is this time performed with accordion soloist Klemen Leben. In the second half of the concert Matvejeff conducts the orchestra in Sibelius Symphony No. 5.