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For schools and day care centers

Enter the wonderful world of music with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra at a school concert or a final rehearsal. Remember Ysivip!

School concerts: Nutcracker

6.11.2018  10.30

7.11.2018  10.00

Eero Lehtimäki, conductor
Aura of Puppets
Timo Ollila, lighting design

Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker op. 71 (concert version)

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.

Tickets EUR 3. Bookings tel. 02 262 0333 (Mon–Fri 9 am – 3 pm) or Daytime concerts only for groups.


Public final rehearsals

School and daycare groups are welcome to attend rehearsals on concert days to see what goes on in an orchestra’s daily work. We send out materials to schools and daycare centres to help prepare for the visit. Admission to the public final rehearsals is free and include a brief introductory talk at the Concert Hall 30 minutes before the rehearsal begins. The talks begin at 10.30, and the rehearsal ends at about 12.00.

The public final rehearsals of the autumn season 2018 are held:


If you wish to book a visit for your group, get in touch at least two weeks before the event with, Heidi Pulkkinen, producer.


Free concert tickets for 9th graders in Turku! Get your free ticket by showing your Ysivip card at the Concert Hall box office during the same week as the Ysivip concert if seats are available. No advance reservations.

The Ysivip concerts this autumn are


Student tickets bought in advance are sold at the latter of the two quoted prices. Student tickets to symphony concerts may be bought on the day of the concert at EUR 3 each, subject to availability and by immediate purchase only (no reservations). This concession is personal and will be granted on presentation of a valid student card.

The children's activities of Turku Philharmonic Orchestra are sponsored by OP Turun Seutu, OP Financial Group member bank.