Culture Card holders and school and day care groups can enjoy the public final rehearsals free of charge.
Sian Edwards, conductor
Topi Lehtipuu, tenor
Jukka Harju, horn
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l’oye, suite for orchestra
Benjamin Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn and strings op. 31
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony no. 6 in D major op. 60
Britten’s Serenade is a handsome eight-movement song cycle formed of six songs and two horn solos as bookends. Topi Lehtipuu is one of the most prominent Finnish opera singers of our day and has performed at distinguished venues from New York to Sydney. Jukka Harju has placed near the top at several international competitions for his instrument. Ravel’s Mother Goose is imaginative as only his music can be, while Dvořák is represented by his Symphony no. 6, which propelled him to international fame.
The exact duration of the public final rehearsals varies depending on the concert program. Final rehearsals are a walk-through of the whole concert. The orchestra rehears also separate parts or stems depending on the conductor and the program.
Final rehearsals are held in Turku Concert Hall unless stated otherwise. Concert Hall doors are opened around 10.30 and audience is seated few minutes before the rehearsal begins. The cafeteria is not open during the rehearsals.
Open final rehearsal for school and kindergarten groups takes usually 45 minutes. The group can prepare thir visit with advance material. Check more details on Children’s site.