|Artist||Tarja Turunen & HARUS, Tarja Turunen|
Finnish singer Tarja Turunen is one of the most well known heavy metal soprano singers becoming one of the most important female voices and
faces in metal music; , first as part of multi-million-selling and groundbreaking symphonic metal band Nightwish and later with her successful solo career,
carrying her own name.
It’s widely known that Tarja’s musical background is classical music and her voice classically trained. After the enormous success with Nightwish and
two gems of heavy rock solo records, Tarja goes back to her “first love” for a while.
Tarja Turunen & HARUS represents the start of a new journey, crossing genres and musical cultures.
HARUS is a rather peculiar, uncommon Finnish word that describes the four tensors that keep a tent together or the tensor that keeps the mast from falling
in a sailing boat.
Both of the meanings apply to this line up: four members, four equals, four different backgrounds to tie together exquisite classical music developed
strongly and in a very stable way, with a taste of experimental, modern feel.
“In 2006 we did our first concert together. We had such a joy and fun that we decided to keep on performing as a group. The name came many
years after when we believed it is time to make it offi cial. What is special in HARUS is that every concert represents a magic moment. We have the
freedom to be inspired by our own emotions. We hope to be able to offer you that spirit with this CD/DVD.“ (Tarja Turunen)
The fi st output of Tarja Turunen & HARUS - “In Concert - Live at Sibelius Hall” - features traditional and emotional music from Finland, presented together
with more international repertoire (eg. 3 different versions of ‘Ave Maria’, ‘You Would Have Loved This’ and the beautiful ‘Walking In the Air’).
The CD&DVD is a live recording, fi lmed and recorded at the Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland.
Tarja Turunen & HARUS create a unique blend of organ, electric guitar, percussion and vocals. Tarja has the talent to make everything she sings sound
warm and soft, appealing for the purists as well as for the fans who follow her throughout her career with an unique dedication.
If Tarja‘s vocal approach when it comes to rock music is “classical“, what stands out in this new musical adventure is the modern approach to classical music.
Enchanting as ever but far away from the rock/metal star image she became famous with, Tarja cast a spell over every single person joining this
atmospheric and mind-blowing magical night which is now released in sound and picture as: 1CD digi-pak, 1DVD+1CD in superjewelbox (DVD packaging)
and as Blu-ray+1CD.