The Dragoon Band is unique.
The band, founded in 1921, still "rides" strong today. Its traditions go all the way back to the 1600s. The Dragoon Band continues to cherish these honourable traditions of the cavalry even today.
The Dragoon Band's concerts in autumn 2017 promise a wide variety of musical experiences. The autumn season will open with the Mannerheim 150 Concert conducted by Lieutenant Colonel (Mus.) Jyrki Koskinen, Chief Conductor of the Finnish Defence Forces and with soloist Angelika Klas. In November's anniversary day Dragoon entertainment concerts we will hear the entire Hietanen family, as Pentti, Heini and daughters Iina and Roosa visit with the Dragoon Band. We will greet Christmas in Lappeenranta and Mikkeli as basso Janne Sundqvist sings familiar Christmas melodies accompanied by the military band.
Music gives strength to people and content to life. Music can express patriotic feeling and pay respect to our 100-year-old Finland. I wish you all welcome to the Dragoon Band's concerts - they will be a true delight.
Senior Conductor Major (Mus.) Riku Huhtasalo
SUOMI 100 CELEBRATION CONCERT, BLUE AND WHITETickets €40
- Fri 28.07.2017at 19.00Art Centre SalmelaMäntyharjuntie 25, 52700 Mäntyharju
Soloist Jukka Kuoppamäki
Jukka Kuoppamäki's most beloved blue and white melodies will transport listeners, evoking memories of Finland. The concert programme also includes patriotic marches and music by Jean Sibelius, our national composer.