About 'Prisma: the piano as a catalyst'

Prisma Prisma, the Piano as a Catalyst was the second event organized by kohoBeat and it featured a principal soloist, three guest soloists and the kohoBeat Symphony Orchestra.

In Optics, a prism breaks up light into its constituent spectral components: the colors of the rainbow. Along the same line, the piano behaves here as a catalyst of musical and extra-musical ideas. The audience was able to appreciate how the piano is used in different ways: as a solo instrument (Franz Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B-flat major), as part of an ensemble (Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion) and as a soloist (Jimmy López’s Concertino for Piano and Orchestra). The principal soloist was Javier Arrebola.

The kohoBeat Orchestra was made up of musicians from several different countries. Once again, representatives from different diplomatic missions and personalities from the Finnish musical world gathered for this occasion.

The concert took place at the Rock Church (Temppeliaukion Kirkko) in Helsinki on March 29th 2008 and it also proved successful among audience and critics alike.

At a glance
Time: Saturday 29.03.2008 at 19:00
Place: Temppeliaukion Kirkko, Helsinki
Genre: Classical modern
Free entrance


Embassy of Spain in Finland, Swedish Cultural Foundation, Sibelius Academy, F-Musiikki, Educrane, and Iguana Restaurant.

Our deepest gratitude to

Ambassador Ricardo Zalacaín, Consul Xavier Bellmont,
Gustav Djupsjöbacka, Hui-Ying Tawaststjerna,
Markku Toivanen, Pekka Ahlstrand
Päivi Koivula, Olli-Pekka Martikainen, Ilmo Ranta,
Robert de Godzinsky, Tuija Hakkila, Leif Segerstam,
The kohoBeat Orchestra,
Anna Kuvaja, Lisbet Klockars, Satu Simola, Päivi Flores,
Kiyomi Arikawa, Neel Teilmann, Hanna Leikas
Johanna Martikainen, Fabián Sepúlveda.