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23.11.2018 12.37

Magnus Lindberg, conductor
Kari Kriikku, clarinet

Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Kimmo Hakola: Clarinet Concerto
György Ligeti: Melodien for Orchestra
Magnus Lindberg: Tempus fugit

Spatial music, tonal colour and layered harmonies: celebrating new and otherwise modern music, this programme presents works by celebrated modern and contemporary composers. Kari Kriikku’s incredible virtuoso musicianship inspired Hakola’s Clarinet Concerto. It is a work full of colourful surprises and good-natured antics. Ligeti’s music is familiar from films by Stanley Kubrick. His lovely Melodien is followed by Lindberg’s essay on layered time, which was enthusiastically received at its premiere by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra on 6 December 2017.

The length of the concert is approx. 2 h.

Thu 29th anf Fri 30th of November at 7 pm in the Concert Hall.

20.11.2018 15.57

Egotripin ja TFO:n tammikuinen yhteiskonsertti on suuren kysynnän vuoksi siirretty Logomo-saliin. Konsertti myytiin loppuun lokakuussa heti julkaisunsa jälkeisenä päivänä. Tapahtuma siirretään teknisiltä ominaisuuksiltaan sille erinomaisesti soveltuvaan Logomo-saliin, johon mahtuu myös  enemmän yleisöä. Samalla konsertin päivämäärä vaihtuu, ja uusi päivämäärä on keskiviikko 30.1.2019 klo 19.

Lipun jo ostaneiden tulee vaihtaa lippunsa uudelle konserttipäivälle mahdollisimman nopeasti, viimeistään 16.12.2018. Logomo-sali on paikkanumeroitu, ja uuden lipun paikka Logomo-salissa vastaa mahdollisimman hyvin vanhan lipun paikkaa Konserttitalon salissa. Lippujen vaihtamisesta ei tule asiakkaalle kuluja.

Mikäli uusi konserttipäivä ei sovi, lipun hinta palautetaan kokonaisuudessaan.

Lippupisteen myyntipisteistä, R-kioskeilta tai verkkokaupasta ostettujen lippujen vaihtamiseksi otathan yhteyttä Lippupisteen kuluttajapalveluun asiakaspalvelu@lippu.fi, lisää viestin otsikoksi ”Egotrippi ja TFO”. Liitäthän viestiin yhteystietosi, mahdollisen tilausnumerosi ja tiedon mistä myyntipisteestä/R-kioskista ostit liput. Toimitamme uudet liput sähköpostitse.

Mikäli uusi konserttipäivä ei sovi, lipun hinta palautetaan kokonaisuudessaan. Ilmoitathan tässä tapauksessa yhteystietosi ja tilinumerosi.

Lippupisteen kuluttajapalveluun saa yhteyden myös puhelimitse, nro 010 633 1030 (puhelun hinta 8,8snt/min + mpm/pvm, jonotuksesta peritään normaali puhelumaksu oman puhelinliittymäsopimuksen mukaisesti). Palvelu on avoinna arkisin klo 10-17. Varaathan valmiiksi em. lippuvaihtoon/-palautukseen tarvittavat tiedot.

Konserttitalolta ostetut liput vaihdetaan Konserttitalon myyntipalvelussa. Turun konserttitalon myyntipalvelu palvelee arkisin klo 9-15, p. 02-262 0333 tai kulttuuri.myynti@turku.fi. Lipun hinnan saa takaisin täyttämällä lomakkeen linkin kautta http://www.tfo.fi/fi/uutiset/2018-11-20_tfo-egotrippi-3012019-lomake-lipun-hinnan-palaluttamiseksi tai olemalla yhteydessä Turun konserttitalon myyntipalveluun. Rahat palautetaan asiakkaan tilille. Tyky-pisteiden takaisin hakemisessa toimitaan samalla tavalla. Tyky-rannekkeella lipun ostaneiden pisteet palautetaan uudelleen käytettäväksi. Pisteiden palauttamisesta rannekkeelle tulee erillinen sähköpostiviesti palautusta hakeneille.

Uusina myyntiin paikat Logomon konserttiin ovat myynnissä normaalisti Lippupisteen ja Konserttitalon myyntikanavien kautta 21.11.2018 alkaen.

19.11.2018 14.38

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra´s season for spring 2019 is published. The theme for this spring is “romantic spring”. The several composers of romantic era that are played during spring season are behind this theme. The upcoming season is maestro Leif Segerstam´s last as TPO: s Chief Conductor. The season begins as well as ends with works of Richard Strauss.

 

Strauss to begin and end with

Chief Conductor Leif Segerstam opens his last spring season with a majestic program of Richard Strausss´ music. Richard Strauss’ Salome-opera will be performed as a conclusion of Segerstam’s artistic period on Thursday and Friday 16th and 17th of May at 7 pm in the Concert Hall.

Maestro will turn 75 on 2nd of March in 2019. His period as a chief conductor of Turku Philharmonic Orchestra started in 2012 and will end in May 2019 with Salome. During his period as a chief conductor Segerstam has contributed remarkably to the artistic level and image of the orchestra.

Leif Segerstam also conducts Sibelius´ Lemminkäinen and Chopin´s 1st piano concerto, with Janne Mertanen as soloist. The concert will be held on Thursday and Friday 4th and 5th of April at 7 pm in the Concert Hall.

 

Egotrippi in Logomo

Due to great demand, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra´s concert with Egotrippi is relocated to Logomo. The concert sold out right after the publication day in October. Logomo has exquisite technical abilities that suite the concert perfectly. Also Logomo Hall is for 1800 audience members, whereas Concert Hall has only 1000 seats. The new date for the concert is Wednesday 30th of January at 7 pm. Those who have already bought tickets will be contacted directly. More tickets will come to sale on 21.11.

 

Haydn´s Creation on Easter

Haydn’s magnum opus, lasting nearly two hours, sets the story of the creation of the world to music. The work will be heard on Good Friday 19th of April at 6 pm in the Turku Cathedral. We will see for example soprano Hanna-Leena Haapamäki and bass Nicholas Söderlund as soloist, and Edward Ananian-Cooper conducts the orchestra.

 

Young talents and world´s top soloists in the Symphony Series

Thursday and Friday series both have eight concerts this spring. During the season we will hear young energy and world´s top soloists. The famous Christian Kluxen returns to Turku on 14.-15.2.  to conduct two evenings of the music of Adès, Rachmaninoff and Nielsen. Rachmaninoff´s “world´s most difficult” piano concerto is interpreted by Georgy Tchaidze.

In the concert Muse and Poet 28th of February young talents will perform. The Roozeman siblings, violinist Rebecca Roozeman and cellist Jonathan Roozeman perform Saint-Saëns´ fascinating duo work Muse and Poet. Taavi Oramo conducts the orchestra. On Friday 8th of March Etienne Boudreault, the orchestra´s principal bassoon, will climb on the stage as soloist. He will perform Carl Maria von Weber´s classic bassoon concerto in F-major.

In April two top names of their instrument will perform with the TPO. On Friday 12th of April conductor and trumpet player Håkan Hardenberger, known as a pioneer of his instrument and for his phenomenal performances and innovations, offers up a programme including both classical and popular music. The other top name in April is percussionist Simone Rubino. He interprets James MacMillan´s compelling work Veni, veni, Emmanuel. Winner of the 2018 Malko Competition Ryan Bancroft conducts the orchestra.

 

Julian Rachlin brings romantic repertoire

Principal Guest Conductor Julian Rachlin performs twice this spring in Turku. On Thursday and Friday 24.–25.1. he performs as conductor and violinist and interprets Felix Mendelssohn´s violin concerto in e-minor. We will also hear Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven´s works in the concert. On March 14th and 15th he performs with Boris Brovtsyn. In the concert we will hear a program of romantic era composers´ works.

 

May Day with Paula Koivuniemi

The 1st of May concert at 3 pm in the Concert Hall is bubbling of joy. The concert features songs from Paula Koivuniemi´s new album entitled Elämästä, released in May 2018. The programme also includes some of Paula Koivuniemi’s greatest hits from across the decades and evergreen tunes in magnificent symphonic arrangements.

 

For children and youth

Children´s Music Festival is celebrated next year on 18.3.–24.3.2019. Turku Philharmonic Orchestra will take children to the adventures of Hilla and Liisi on Thursday 21st of March at 6 pm in the Concert Hall. Hilla and Liisi is a tale composed by seasoned music educators Mari Kätkä, Ulla Piispanen and Tuomas Kesälä, with visual design by award-winning graphic artist Sari Airola. It is both an adventure tale and a first introduction to the world of orchestral music for children. In addition to this, on Sunday 10th of February Satu Simolas Mouse – a musical tale is heard in the Children´s Music Salon.

 

Chamber music series by musicians

Four concerts are featured in the spring´s chamber music series. The series begins on Sunday 27th January in Turku Castle with music of German romanticism. In the Sibelius Museum 3rd of March we will hear music from different centuries. In the Betel Church 7th of April a program with music of Thomas Adès, Gioachino Rossini, Franz Schubert and François Couperin is featured.  The series end with French composers´ music in the Turku Castle in5th of May.  Musicians of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra have planned the concerts.

Programme for the Music in the Cathedral –concert 7th of February is also made by the musicians. We will hear brilliance of Baroque music and see Juha-Pekka Vikman and Maija Kontunen, violin, Vesa-Pekka Kopakkala and Megumi Nakazawa, trumpet as well as Anu Honkanen, piccolo, as soloists.

9.11.2018 08.50

Klaus Mäkelä pits Finland against Russia in concert Finland - Russia, Thursday and Friday 15.-16. November at 7 pm in the Concert Hall. Zinovjev is one of the most interesting names in the field of Finnish contemporary music. He writes music of grand emotions, and Batteria is no exception. Melartin’s Fifth Symphony has its roots in Finnish National Romanticism. Both Zinovjev and Melartin were influenced by Russian music, and it is thus appropriate that the concert concludes with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, which has been a favourite with audiences ever since being rapturously received at its premiere in Leningrad.

The length of the concert is approx. 2 h.

Finland – Russia in Turku Concert Hall Thu and Fri 15.–16.11.2018 at 7 pm. Online concert Thu 15.11 at 7 pm. Klaus Mäkelä, dconductor, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. Zinovjev – Melartin – Shohstakovich. Tickets 25,50/20,50/9,50 €.

26.10.2018 15.35

Taidetestaajat (Art Testers) is a project funded by The Finnish Cultural Foundation and The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland. For three years the project provides all 8th graders two visits in different art institutes. Last year TPO invited Art Testers to experience Hector Berlioz´Symphonie Fantastique. This year Art Testers will experience Tchaikovkys´s The Nutcracker.

The darker original version of the story underlying Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet Nutcracker is brought to life by the Turku Philharmonic and the Aura of Puppets. In the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, a girl named Clara has a wonderful dream on Christmas Eve, featuring giant mice and gingerbread soldiers, and also a living nutcracker. Staged here through the means of contemporary puppet theatre, this production is visually gorgeous and focuses on themes relevant for viewers of all ages, besides creating a new kind of stage aesthetic by combining various art forms. The length of the concert is approx. 1 h, no intermission.

Important co-operative partner in Art Testers project is Turun AMK:n Taideakatemia (Art Academy of Turku University of Applied Sciences). The students of Arts Academy will be producing the before- and after assignments.

The concerts are part of Aura of Puppets´TIP-fest: 7.-11.11.2018, www.auraofpuppets.com/tipfest.

23.10.2018 13.46

In Turku Philharmonic Orchestra’s Christmas concert we will hear Christmas’ classic tones as well as the newer ones. In this concert will see versatile repertoire of different kinds of Christmas songs. As a soloist performs magnificent soprano Mari Palo. In the first half of the concert we hear Sibelius, Kaski and Palmgren’s Christmas songs and in the second half American evergreens.

Awarded soprano Mari Palo has gave concerts around the world. She has appeared as a guest in Vantaa pop orchestra’s Christmas album “Christmas sparkle”. Mari admits to be a Christmas person, for whom the Christmas music is very important.

- I like Christmas time a lot and I listen a lot of Christmas music. My all-time-favourites are Frank Sinatra’s Christmas album and, of course, J. S. Bach’s Christmas oratorio, the latter one I prefere to listen to live.   

For many people Christmas is the time of music, traditions and memories. In Christmas dream -concerts we hear songs that have been related to Christmas for decades. Also for Mari, the traditions are important. The iconic Snowman-animation is an important part of her Christmas too.

- From my early childhood I have watched Snowman-animation from TV. However, in recent years I have had so much to do before Christmas Peace Declaration, that I’ve almost missed the animation.

Christmas dream -concerts are conducted by Erkki Lasonpalo. The length of the concert is approx. 2 h, and there will be an intermission. The tickets are on sale – now it’s time to buy yours!

Christmas dream in Turku Concert Hall on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th of December at 7 p.m.

22.10.2018 09.26

The most interesting concerts of the remainder of the year are conducted by Klaus Mäkelä, Janne Nisonen and Magnus Lindberg. Mäkelä has compiled a programme where Finland and Russia square off. The programme of the concerts on Thursday and Friday 15–16 November features Sauli Zinovjev, Erkki Melartin and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Nisonen leads the audience to a philosophers’ symposium on Thursday 22 November. On the programme are Symphony no. 22 by Joseph Haydn, sub-titled ‘The Philosopher’, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium by Leonard Bernstein and the Third Symphony of Johannes Brahms. The soloist is the rapidly rising violinist Tami Pohjola.

On Thursday and Friday 29–30 November, composer-conductor Magnus Lindberg and clarinet virtuoso Kari Kriikku present a quirky and fascinating programme of new and modern music: The Unanswered Question by Charles Ives, the playful virtuoso Clarinet Concerto by Kimmo Hakola, the lovely and meditative Melodien by György Ligeti and Magnus Lindberg’s Tempus fugit, which was extremely well received at its premiere by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra on 6 December 2017. These concerts also celebrate the 60th birthdays of Lindberg and Hakola, which are this summer. A Head Start Special will be held in the upper foyer of the Concert Hall from 17.30, exploring the evening’s programme and phenomena in contemporary music with the performers.

Finland - Russia 15.-16.11.
Philosophers´Symposium 22.11.
Layered Time 29.-30.11.

 

15.10.2018 12.40

Independence day’s festive concert of the city of Turku

6.12.2018 at 12am and 3pm
Turku Concert Hall, Aninkaistenkatu 9
Coffee service at 11.15am and 2.15pm

Speeches
At 12am. city council vice chairman Jukka Vornanen
At 3pm. commodore Tuomas Tiilikainen, head of the Naval Academy

Festive concerts
Navy band, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra’s wind section and percussionists,
conductor Leif Segerstam

Free entrance for both concerts.
Seat tickets will be handed out on Sat 24 of November at Turku Concert Hall from 11am to 1pm (doors open at 11am), 2 tickets per customer.
You can inquire for possible remaining tickets from Ars Musica, Aninkaistenkatu 9, starting from Mon 26 of November at 12am.

8.10.2018 16.25

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Egotrippi will unite their forces on Thursday 31st of January 2019 in Turku Concert Hall. The concert is a sequel to Egotrippi’s 25-year-old-anniversary tour “Aina matkalla jonnekin”. The band’s previous performances with Finnish orchestras have received an enthusiastic reception and the concerts have been performed to full houses.

During its career, Egotrippi has sold double-platinum, platinum and gold and is known for its hits “Älä koskaan ikinä”, “Matkustaja” and “Unihiekkaa”. During the unique night will see Egotrippi perform around 20 songs from its large production in orchestral arrangements. Egotrippi’s guitar and singing fronted pop- and rock music combined to the rich soundscape raises the songs to the next level. The artistic director of the concert is Pessi Levanto. Besides Levanto, the arrangements are written by Marzi Nyman, Lasse Enersen, Arttu Takalo, Anssi Växby and Sami Pitkämö. The concert is conducted by Antti Rissanen.

Egotrippi’s Knipi sums up the feelings of the band: “Co-operation with a big orchestra has been a whole new thing for us, and so these concerts have been a great leap to the unknown. I wait excitedly, but also very eagerly our upcoming concert with Antti Rissanen and Turku Philharmonic. Already our performances with orchestra at Helsinki Festival made me got shivers down my spine. We wanted to make this ambitiously. We gave free hands to arrangers whom we appreciate and Pessi Levanto a full authority to work as an artistic director. We wanted to put ourselves out there so that we could achieve something new and great to the arrangements as the basic idea of ​​the song would remain loyal to original. Repertoire is planned very carefully. Naturally, we will play our most well-known hits but also songs we haven’t played in years.”

As for Pessi Levanto comments: “Egotrippi’s songs are strong, traditional handmade pop-songs, which offer many possibilities to the arranger to use the symphony orchestra. And still, the songs always as if play itself.”

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra’s chief executive Maati Rehor considers that musical boundaries crossing co-operation is very important nowadays: “Music consumption is changed and many of the audience listen fluently both rock and classical music - so do I. As a great Egotrippi-fan I was very convinced when I heard this concert at Helsinki Festival. I’m very pleased to have the band for TPO’s guest.”

Egotrippi, who started its 25-anniversary tour in 2018, performed for the first time in 1993. In 2003 the band got its first gold record for the album called “Matkustaja”. 20 hits -compilation which was released a year later sold already platinum and the song “Matkustaja” was awarded with the best home song Emma-statue. With their sixth album ”Vielä koittaa uusi aika”, the band achieved number one at the chart. “Maailmanloppua odotellessa” was released in 2008 and it was awarded with three Emma-statues. Egotrippi is Mikki Kauste, singing and keyboards, Knipi, singing and guitar, Skele, guitar, Anssi Maasalo, bass and singing, and Risto Niinikoski, drums and singing.

Antti Rissanen is a diversified musician. He is known as a trombonist, composer, arranger, teacher as well as a conductor. He completed his degree as a doctor of music from Sibelius Academy in spring 2015. Rissanen was only 15 when he started his career as a conductor. He paid his first visit to Turku Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009. Afterwards he has often been seen in front of the orchestra.

Pessi Levanto is a pianist, an arranger and a composer. He has composed music for movies, television and ochestras and made orchestra arrangements of Classical Trancelations -concert amongst others. Levanto is one of the most promising Finnish movie composers and he is familiar with both classical and jazz/rock -genres.

Egotrippi & TPO at Turku Concert Hall, Thu 31st of January at 7 pm.  Antti Rissanen, conductor, Egotrippi, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets 34 / 29 / 18,50 €. Ticket sale begins 16th of October 2018 at 9 am.  

5.10.2018 10.04

Leif Segerstam, conductor
Reetta Haavisto, soprano
Juha Kotilainen, bass
Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Die Ruinen von Athen op. 113
Es ist vollbracht (Die Ehrenproften WoO 97)
Kantate auf den Tod Kaiser Josephs II, WoO 87

Dedicated to Beethoven, the most influential Viennese Classical and early Romantic composer, this concert features some of his less well known vocal works. Es is vollbracht (It is fulfilled) provides a grand opening. Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens) is a similarly grandiose suite of incidental music to the play by August von Kotzebue. Kantate auf den Tod Kaiser Josephs II (Cantata on the death of Emperor Joseph II) was written by Beethoven at the age of 19 but was not premiered until after the composer’s death, in 1884.