Composer gets his own footpath

The Finnish composer Kalevi Aho has been honoured with a “Kalevi Aho Path” in Luosto, Lapland, 100 km north of the Arctic circle. His Symphony No. 12 (Luosto-Sinfonia) was first performed at Luosto in 2003. The 2 km path was officially opened 2 August.

 

 

Just one drawback. It’s frozen solid in winter, swarmed by mozzies in summer.

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  • Nice. Aho is one of my favorite living composers, along with Jennifer Higdon. Penderecki is still around – I like him too.

  • Probably just as accessible as the compositions.

    The Rautavaara path runs directly through The Bog.

    The legendary Segerstam path has imaginative signposts for an infinite number of destinations.

  • The description of the path on the Kalevi Aho Society’s Facebook page has additional interesting information.

    Kalevi Aho has been honoured with a KALEVI AHO PATH in Luosto, Lapland, 100 km north of the Arctic circle. His Symphony No. 12 (Luosto-Sinfonia) for Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, 10 off-stage musicians (percussion and brass) and 2 soloists (soprano and tenor) was commissioned by Luosto Classic Festival, and first performed at Luosto 16 August 2003. The 2-km path was officially opened 2 August. It leads from the centre of Luosto to the open-air “concert hall“ at the majestic Luosto Fjell.

    Sounds an absolutely wonderful site. And, coming as I do from Northwestern Ontario, the path being frozen in winter and swarmed with mosquitoes in summer sounds less like drawbacks and more like par for the course.

  • Only walk it when sufficiently protected against mosquitos…

    Years ago, I traveled by bus through the area on the way from Rovaniemi to Norway during summer. Lots of clapping fellow passengers, and it was not the excellent driver they applauded.

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