The buyer and Musiikkitalo (Helsinki Music Centre) have agreed that the framed batons, which were auctioned in December 2014 for the benefit of the New Children’s Hospital 2017, will be permanently exhibited in Helsinki Music Centre’s foyer, where they can be seen from 4 March onwards.
The framed batons, which were collected during the first Chamber Music Flea Market in May 2014, fetched €41 000 for the Children’s Hospital. The batons were bought by the Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation.
The Kamarimusakirppis - The Chamber Music Flea Markets are organised to raise money for the New Children’s Hospital. Violinist Taru Kircher and communications and events consultant Hannele Eklund MA came up with the idea for the project and are in charge of carrying it out. Hagelstam & Co, who were in charge of selling the framed batons, are also supporting the New Children’s Hospital project.
The piece is made up of the most recognisable tools of 12 of our top conductors. The emeritus professors of conducting at the Sibelius Academy, Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam, as well as the current professor Atso Almila, donated their batons. The other batons were donated by conductors Okko Kamu, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Sakari Oramo, Osmo Vänskä, John Storgårds, Mikko Franck, Susanna Mälkki and Hannu Lintu. The piece has been designed by graphic designer Antti Hannuniemi, who donated his contribution to the project. Muotoplate Oy, ArtWay and Oy Werner Ab donated the other materials used in this piece.
The next Chamber Music Flea Market will be organised in Helsinki Music Centre on Saturday, 16 May 2015.
Further information: Hannele Eklund, +358 40 5184090 / hannele.eklund(a)gmail.com