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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.

The Moomin Family song picnic school concerts

Erkki Lasonpalo, conductor
Eija Ahvo, vocals and narrator
Markus Bäckman, vocals and narrator
Piccolo Choir of the music classes at Puolala School

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Moomin characters, created by Tove Jansson and loved by Finns for decades. This celebratory concert features orchestral arrangements of songs from the disc Muumiperheen lauluretki (The Moomin Family song picnic), which received the Emma Prize for Best Children’s Album in 2015. With lyrics by Hannele Huovi and music by Soil Perkiö, the songs appeal to all Moomin lovers young and old, ranging from the tunes of Snufkin’s flute to the rap music of Little My. Between the songs, Eija Ahvo and Markus Bäckman tell exciting stories about the songs and presents the instruments playing on stage. Join us on a musical trip to Moomin Valley!

Concert Hall:
Wed 25.3. | 10.00 | School concert I
- sign up here!
Wed 25.3. | 12.00 | School concert II - sign up here!
Thu 26.3. | 10.00 | School concert III - sign up here!
Fri 27.3. | 10.00 | School concert IV - sign up here!

Tickets 3 €, teachers and assistants free of charge. Reservations are binding. Reservations at tel. 2262 0333 (Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) or at 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 includes 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 2020:
Thu 16.1. - Sound and Simplicity - sign up here!
Thu 6.2. - Northern Light - sign up here!
Thu 12.3. - Serenade - sign up here!
Thu 16.4. - Perko plays Parker (nb! only for school groups) - sign up here!

If you wish to reserve a visit for your group, please contact producer Heidi Pulkkinen at least two weeks prior to the event in question.


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 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.