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Helsinki International Big Band Composing Contest – Finaalikonsertti at Malmitalo

Posted by Finnish Jazz Federation on January 25, 2023


Ala-Malmin tori 1


Thu, October 5, 2023

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UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra


Held every other year, the Helsinki International Big Band Composing Contest will be organized again in 2023 by the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra and The Finnish Big Band Association (SBBY). The final concert of the contest will be held at Malmitalo, Helsinki, on Thursday 5th of October, 2023. Duration of the concert is about 2,5–3 hours.
This time, all European or Europe-based composers without age limit can participate in the competition with one previously unrecorded and unpublished 4–7 minute piece, composed for a standard big band orchestration. A maximum of ten compositions make it to the finals after two anonymous pre-qualification rounds. The UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra will play the compositions in the final concert with conductor Antti Rissanen. The head of the jury is UMO’s artistic director and chief conductor Ed Partyka. The first prize is 3000, second prize 2000 and third prize 1000 euros....

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