Nov 20 2021


10:30 am - 11:00 am

Moomin Animations: Thrills+ Cuddles- The Music of Moominvalley

Join composers Samuli Kosminen and Jarmo Saari on livestream for a musical ride to the fantasy world of Moomins! Hear more about how the heart-warming score music of the award-winning Moominvalley TV series (Gutsy Animations, 2019) was made. Find out the most bizarre instruments used to create the perfect sound. Use your ears to “watch” scenes, discover the sounds different instruments make, and learn more about the basics of composing!

Samuli Kosminen is one of Finland’s top drummers/percussionists, a composer and a producer. He has been featured on over 80 albums and has written music for several theatre pieces and films. Jarmo Saari has been featured on more than 100 albums as a musician, producer, arranger or composer. The discography covers genres of film scores, contemporary dance scores, big band, choir, chamber, orchestra, and theatre music.

Recommended ages: 3+
Duration: 30 minutes

This event will take place on November at 10:30 am (EST) and you are able to attend either virtually (FREE) or in person ($15.95). Please find RSVP details here:

In-person participation, please see ticket information:

While the Museum welcomes Moomin fans of all ages, adults (age 18+) and teens (13-17) are to be accompanied by a child (age 0-12) to enter the Museum. To visit Moomin Animations – Thrills + Cuddles without a child (age 0-12), please ticketing(a) the Museum to inquire about reserving adult-and-teen-only tickets during special times.

Exhibition location:
National Children’s Museum
Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

More information about the exhibition:

The exhibition, on loan from the world’s only Moomin Museum located in Tampere, Finland, showcases the universal values of the Moomins, such as equality, inclusion and respect for nature. The exhibition is brought to the United States by the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C.

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