Kalevala The Musical's long-awaited Concept Album Recording was released June 24th 2022.
Lead by Tony and Olivier nominee Ramin Karimloo, the star-studded cast features performers such as Julia Murney, Marina Pires, Natalie Toro and Kay Trinidad. The uniquely fantastical score by Johanna Telander combines pop, folk, world music and jazz.
Kalevala The Musical, based on the epic national poem of Finland named Kalevala, follows two children on a fantasy adventure through an ancient haunted forest, and a quest to restore the connection between human and nature.
Music & Lyrics by Johanna Telander
Orchestrations by Marko Hilpo
Produced by Quentin Garzón
Co-Produced by Kristi Roosmaa
Mixed by Jay Alton at Alton Audio
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering
Marketing by Kristi Roosmaa, Petra Jasmiina, Jenni Niemi, Drew Lent, Kiera Moran, Cate Hudson
Album Cover Art by David Garzón
Recorded at Threshold Recording Studios (NYC), Mirrortone Studios (NYC), Uptown Studios (London), Nolan Shaheed Recording Studios (Los Angeles), Jiffel (Finland), and Remotely at home studios across the world.
Special Thanks to Danny Kaan, Connor Engstrom, Stephen Cardone, Tyler Milliron, Bryan Carpender, Eemil Huikuri, Marc Sokolson, Marcelo Rossil, James Quesada, Pablo Rossil
Made Possible With the Support of Anne Levonen, Päivi Koskimäki, Vesa Pärssinen, Finlandia Foundation New York Metropolitan Chapter, The American Scandinavian Society.
Madison Claire Parks
with Angeline Mirenda, Ariel Neydavoud, Brittany Rodin, Clay Christopher, Courtney Cheatham, Eeppi Ursin, Elena Ramos Pascullo, Jade Rosenberg, Janine Morita Colletti, Joey Boover, John Koski, Kimberly Immanuel, Marc Christopher, Markus Kaitila, Marshall Ross, Mikael Haavisto, Nicholas Leung, Nicole Corris, Noel Houle-von Behren, Olivia Valli, Petra Jasmiina, Rebbekah Vega-Romero, Stephen Velasquez
Keyboard I & II – Marko Hilpo
Violin I – Una Tone
Violin II – Lydia Hull
Viola – Nadir Aslam
Cello – Katie Chambers
Bass – Magdalena Kress
Guitar – Olli Hirvonen
Guitar - Christopher Telander
Percussion – Ian Riley
Drums – Arei Sekiguchi
Trumpet – Kate Amrine
Trombone – Julie Dombroski
Horn – Jessica Santiago
Concert Harp – Liann Cline
Folk Harp/Kantele – Johanna Telander
Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet, English Horn, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone – Justin Vance
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone Saxophone – Tom Kmiecik
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