Shimmer of the North

by Veli Kujala

Concertino for Concert Accordion and String Orchestra or String Quintet

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Veli Kujala

Shimmer of the North

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Shimmer of the North is a concertino for concert accordion and string orchestra, which is also possible to perform with concert accordion and string quintet. The work is dedicated to the memory of Pekka Pohjola, the grand old man of Finnish progressive rock. Particularly the harmonies of the second movement are referring to the music of Pekka Pohjola, which has inspired me a lot in my life and caused in a way my ‘musical awakening’


acc solo, str


Works for Soloist(s) and Orchestra


Sonja Vertainen (accordion), Iida Tunkkari and Aku Sorensen (violin), Iiris Rannikko (viola), Antto Tunkkari (violoncello) and Pauli Pappinen (double bass). Kokkola Winter Accordionfestival, February 2016, Kokkola, Finland

Commisioned by / dedications

Commissioned by The Association of Finnish Accordion Teachers.

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