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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.


Open Orchestra -Schoolconcert


Jukka Untamala, conductor
Paleface, host 
Timo Ollila, visual designer

Experience the impact of a large symphony orchestra like never before – from the inside! Open Orchestra gives audience members the chance to observe musicians close at hand and to move about within the orchestra during the concert. For the first part of the concert, half of the audience sits in the upper stalls in the Concert Hall, while the others are free to roam amidst the orchestra. After the interval, the audience members swap places. The seats are numbered, and your ticket will indicate when you are expected to sit and when to walk. This concept was introduced by the Copenhagen Philharmonic and is now being tested in Finland for the first time. The interactive journey through classical music features works from various eras, from Mozart to Ravel. The experience is hosted and enhanced with impressive visual design and lighting.

Thu 7.11.        10.00      School concert I
Tue 12.11.      10.00      School concert II    
Wed 13.11.     10.00      School concert III


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 11.45.

The public final rehearsals of the spring season 2019 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.



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.