Dance & Organ

The Journey of Moments” is about human’s journey in time and space – towards an inevitable end.

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“Not still nor moving. Not laying down nor standing up. 
Not awake but still not asleep. Not here nor anywhere else” 
-Fernando Pessoa

The Journey of Moments was premiered in the Turku Cathedral in 2014. This collaboration between the legendary choreographer and dancer Jorma Uotinen, organ virtuoso Pétur Sakari and PDC combines organ music, poetry and dance to create a multilayered whole that grabs and engulfs the viewer in it’s depths. The idea of creating a work together was born in Pétur’s mind and as Jorma Uotinen dwelled into the subject he told a whole new world of music opened in front of him as he listened to Sakari’s interpretations.

Choreography & Citing: Jorma Uotinen
Organ: Pétur Sakari
Performers: Jorma Uotinen, Meri Tankka, Riikka Tankka, Riku Lehtopolku; Antti Keinänen
Music: Maurice Duruflé, Olivier Messiaen & Louis Vierne
Texts: Fernando Pessoa

Jorma Uotinen is the former director of the Finnish National Ballet. He has made an exceptional career as dancing in theaters such as La Scala, Opéra de Paris and Staatsoper Berlin.

Vocal ensemble & Organ

@ Kaupo Kikkas

The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring globally, the group performs an extensive repertory both in its a cappella concerts and in collaborations with leading orchestras, conductors and soloists.

Versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression are central to the ensemble’s performance and education ethos. Pétur Sakari starts cooperation with the VOCES8 in 2022.

The Three

Improvisation on two themes

Vincent Dubois (Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris), Kalevi Kiviniemi and Pétur Sakari are among the most respected concert organists of their generation.

In their joint recitals each one of them performs as a soloist as well as improvises together. Deeply touching performances, virtuoso organ playing and breathtaking cooperation at the organ console can be expected!

Saxophone & Organ

Astor Piazzolla Oblivion

Organist Pétur Sakari and saxophonist Esa Pietilä started their collaboration in 2018. Their colourful and virtuosic expression unites many eras of music from baroque through renaissance to new contemporary music.

The unique duo of saxophone and organ performs new and unprecedented versions of widely known masterpieces, occasionally adding improvisation, though honouring the tradition. The debut recording is planned to be released in 2021.

Recording project

Beside an active schedule as a solo recitalist and orchestra soloist, Pétur Sakari is now working on a huge recording project. He is going to record the complete organ works by César Franck, Louis Vierne, Maurice Duruflé, Joseph-Guy Ropartz, Nicolas de Grigny and Jehan Alain in France.

He is also recording concerto repertoire as well as CD series of early music, contemporary music and improvisation. All recordings are produced by the legendary Emil Berliner Studios.

Emil Berliner Studios is world`s leading recording studio. Artists such as Lang Lang, Hilary Hahn, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Maurizio Pollini are mostly recorded by this company.

Master Classes

Pétur Sakari has a great passion for teaching. He regularly gives master classes on repertoire and improvisation. As Pétur Sakari nourishes his interpretations through in-depth research that touches the finest analysis, knowledge of organ building and tradition, he is always improving his musicianship by learning and teaching. He is considered to be one of the most inspiring pedagogues.