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Aug 25, 26 mat, eve, 28, 29, 30

Savoy Theatre, Helsinki

Bernstein, Candide
Helsinki Sinfonietta
Wed 5 Sep at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 1
Tiensuu, Alma III: Soma
Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, S 124
Lutosławski, Symphony no. 3
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Evgeny Kissin, Piano
Thu 6 Sep at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Thursday series 1
Tiensuu, Alma III: Soma
Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, S 124
Lutosławski, Symphony no. 3
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Evgeny Kissin, Piano
Sep 07, 13, 19, 21, 25, 27, Oct 06 mat, 13, 16, 18

Finnish National Opera: Main Hall (Suomen Kansallisoopera: päänäyttämö), Helsinki

Tosca
New production
Puccini, Tosca
Patrick Fournillier, Conductor
Christof Loy, Director
Christian Schmidt, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Aušrinė Stundytė, Floria Tosca
Andrea Carè, Mario Cavaradossi
Tuomas Pursio, Baron Scarpia
Tapani Plathan, Cesare Angelotti
Matias Haakana, Spoletta
Nicholas Söderlund, Sciarrone
Heikki Aalto, Sacristan
Henri Uusitalo, A jailer
Finnish National Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera
Fri 7 Sep at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Rhapsody in Blue
Ives, Three places in New England
Schoenberg, Piano Concerto, Op.42
Sibelius, Dryaden (The Dryad), symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.45 no.1
Sibelius, Musik zu einer Szene for piano, Dance Intermezzo (for piano or orchestra) Op.45 no.2
Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Musiikkitalon Kuoro
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Wed 12 Sep at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Made in America
Herrmann, Film music from Vertigo
Hindemith, Der Schwanendreher
Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
Tower, Made in America
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Tabea Zimmermann, Viola
Thu 13 Sep at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Made in America
Herrmann, Film music from Vertigo
Hindemith, Der Schwanendreher
Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
Tower, Made in America
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Tabea Zimmermann, Viola
Sep 14, 20, 22, 26, Oct 03 mat, 05, 11

Finnish National Opera: Main Hall (Suomen Kansallisoopera: päänäyttämö), Helsinki

Der fliegende Holländer
Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Paul Mägi, Conductor
Kasper Holten, Director
Philipp Fürhofer, Set Designer
Anja Vang Kragh, Costume Designer
Ólafur Sigurdarson, Dutchman
Miina-Liisa Värelä, Senta
Jyrki Korhonen, Daland
Joachim Bäckström, Erik
Sari Nordqvist, Mary
Tuomas Katajala, The Steersman
Finnish National Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera
Fri 14 Sep at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 1
Rautavaara, Symphony no. 6 "Vincentiana": Apotheosis
Zimmermann, Die Soldaten (Finnish première)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Anu Komsi, Soprano
Jeni Packalén, Alto
Hilary Summers, Contralto
Juha Uusitalo, Bass-baritone
Peter Tantsits, Tenor
Ville Rusanen, Baritone
Wed 19 Sep at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 2
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Classical", Op.25
Sibelius, Six Humoresques, Op. 87/89
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 2 in D minor, Op.40
Dima Slobodeniouk, Conductor
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Violin
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Fri 21 Sep at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

By the shores
Britten, Peter Grimes, Op.33a: Four Sea Interludes
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op.107
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 4 in A major "The Italian", Op.90
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska, Conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello
Sun 23 Sep at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Rehearsal Room Paavo, Helsinki

Chamber Music Concert 1 / What We Bring With Us
Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture
Hosokawa, Fragmente 3
Riedel, Labyrint
Falla, Three-Cornered Hat: suite
Farkas, Serenade, for woodwind quintet
Rota, Piccola Offerta Musicale
Larsson, Quattro tempi
Arvid Larsson, Bassoon
Yuki Koyama, Flute
Francisco Almazan, Oboe
Giuseppe Gentile, Clarinet
Péter Jánosi, French horn
Wed 26 Sep at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

The Year 1917
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 12 in D minor "The Year 1917," Op.112
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Sanderling, Conductor
Josef Špaček jr, Violin
Thu 27 Sep at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

The Year 1917
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 12 in D minor "The Year 1917," Op.112
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Sanderling, Conductor
Josef Špaček jr, Violin
Fri 28 Sep at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 2
Haydn, Symphony no. 82 in C major "The Bear”
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15
Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106
Albinoni, Concerto Saint Marc in E flat major for trumpet and orchestra
Hidas, 5X5
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sir András Schiff, Piano
Miikka Saarinen, Trumpet
Tomas Gricius, Trumpet
Jukka Harju, French horn
Ricardo Pedrares Patiño, Trombone
Anders Hauge, Tuba
Wed 3 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 3
Mahler, Symphony no. 3 in D minor
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Conductor
Anna Larsson, Mezzo-soprano
Cantores Minores
The Helsinki Music Centre Choir
Hannu Norjanen, Choirmaster / chorus director
Jani Sivén, Choirmaster / chorus director
Thu 4 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Thursday series 2
Mahler, Symphony no. 3 in D minor
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Conductor
Anna Larsson, Mezzo-soprano
Cantores Minores
Hannu Norjanen, Conductor
The Helsinki Music Centre Choir
Jani Sivén, Conductor
Fri 5 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

4 x French horns
Weber, Oberon: overture
Schumann, Konzertstück for four horns and orchestra, Op.86
Elgar, Symphony no. 2 in E flat major, Op.63
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor
Ville Hiilivirta, French horn
Miska Miettunen, French horn
Mika Paajanen, French horn
Joonas Seppelin, French horn
Oct 10, 11

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

István Várdai Plays Prokofiev's Sinfonia Concertante
Prokofiev, Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra, (or symphony-concerto), Op.125
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
István Várdai, Cello
Fri 12 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 3 / Iceland and Estonia 100 years
Prokofiev, Dreams, Op.6
Thorvaldsdóttir, Dreaming
Reinvere, Såsom i en lins
Dvořák, Cello Concerto
Dvořák, Piano Trio no. 4 in E minor "Dumky", Op.90
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Anna-Maria Helsing, Conductor
Arto Noras, Cello
Paula Sundqvist, Violin
Tuija Rantamäki, Cello
Sonja Fräki, Piano
Thu 18 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Red Nose Day Concert
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jaakko Kuusisto, Conductor
Oct 19, 25, 27, Nov 01, 10 mat, 14, 16, 20

Finnish National Opera: Main Hall (Suomen Kansallisoopera: päänäyttämö), Helsinki

Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Patrick Fournillier, Conductor
Johannes Erath, Director
Heike Scheele, Set Designer
Gesine Völlm, Costume Designer
Mika Pohjonen, Hoffmann
Dominik Sutowicz, Hoffmann
Rocío Pérez, Olympia
Helena Juntunen, Antonia
Measha Brueggergosman, Giulietta
Jenny Carlstedt, Nicklausse, The Muse
Franco Pomponi, Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle, Dappertutto
Dan Karlström, Andres, Cochenille, Frantz, Pitichinaccio
Koit Soasepp, Crespel, Luther
Robert McLoud, Hermann, Peter Schlemil
Roland Liiv, Spalanzani
Sari Nordqvist, Voice of Antonia's Mother
Finnish National Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera
Fri 19 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Through the ages
Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K385 "Haffner”
Barber, Piano Concerto, Op.38
Schumann, Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op.120
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Pablo González, Conductor
Mackenzie Melemed, Piano
Sun 21 Oct at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Rehearsal Room Paavo, Helsinki

Chamber Music Concert 2 / Great Classics
Brahms, Piano Quartet no. 3 in C minor, Op.60
Schumann, Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44
Ilari Angervo, Artistic planning
Mackenzie Melemed, Piano
New Helsinki Quartet
Wed 24 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

International Paulo Cello Competition
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Thu 25 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

International Paulo Cello Competition
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Fri 26 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 4
Kurtág, Ligatura - Message to Frances-Marie, Op.31b (2. Fassung)
Sibelius, Tapiola, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.112
Sibelius, The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22 no.2
Adès, Totentanz
Adès, Sonata da Caccia
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Adès, Conductor
Christianne Stotijn, Mezzo-soprano
Mark Stone, Baritone
Wed 31 Oct at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 4
Shostakovich, Michelangelo Suite on Verses by Buonarroti for bass and orchestra, Op.145a
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, Conductor
Matthias Goerne, Baritone
Thu 1 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Thursday series 3
Shostakovich, Michelangelo Suite on Verses by Buonarroti for bass and orchestra, Op.145a
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, Conductor
Matthias Goerne, Baritone
Fri 2 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Great compositions
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15
Elgar, Symphony no. 1 in A flat major, Op.55
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Domingo Hindoyan, Conductor
Jeremy Denk, Piano
Wed 7 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Towards the Horizon
Byström, Segelnde Stadt
Rautavaara, Cello Concerto no. 2 "Towards the Horizon"
Bjarnason, Over Light Earth
López, Peru Negro
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Klaus Mäkelä, Conductor
Marko Ylönen, Cello
Thu 8 Nov at 10:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Fairytale Concert
Prokofiev, War and Peace: Symphonic Suite (arr. Palmer), Op.91
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Thu 8 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Towards the Horizon
Byström, Segelnde Stadt
Rautavaara, Cello Concerto no. 2 "Towards the Horizon"
Bjarnason, Over Light Earth
López, Peru Negro
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Klaus Mäkelä, Conductor
Marko Ylönen, Cello
Fri 9 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 5
Lutosławski, Symphony no. 2
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme in A major, for cello and orchestra, Op.33
Prokofiev, War and Peace: Symphonic Suite (arr. Palmer), Op.91
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Li-Wei Qin, Cello
Wed 14 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 5
Biber, Sonata à 6 in B major, "Die Pauern Kirchfahrt"
Telemann, Overture Suite in E minor
Fux, Partita in C major "Turcaria", K331
Valentini, Concerto for four violins in A minor, Op.7 no.11
Vivaldi, Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, 2 recorder and bassoon in G minor, RV 577
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Violin, Conductor
Laura Vikman, Violin
Kaisa Kallinen, Violin
Hannu Vasara, Violin
Thu 15 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Thursday series 4
Biber, Sonata à 6 in B major, "Die Pauern Kirchfahrt"
Telemann, Overture Suite in E minor
Fux, Partita in C major "Turcaria", K331
Valentini, Concerto for four violins in A minor, Op.7 no.11
Vivaldi, Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, 2 recorder and bassoon in G minor, RV 577
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Violin, Conductor
Laura Vikman, Violin
Kaisa Kallinen, Violin
Hannu Vasara, Violin
Fri 16 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

London, Hollywood
Vaughan Williams, In the Fen Country
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 2 "A London Symphony"
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Karl-Heinz Steffens, Conductor
Stefan Jackiw, Violin
Sun 18 Nov at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Rehearsal Room Paavo, Helsinki

Chamber Music Concert 3 / Black Sunday
Crumb, Black Angels
Schubert, String Quartet no. 14 "Death and the Maiden" in D minor, D.810
Reeta Maalismaa, Artistic planning
Airo Quartet
Wed 21 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

In London Town
Elgar, Cockaigne (In London Town) - overture for orchestra, Op.40
Dean, Viola Concerto
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Brett Dean, Viola
Thu 22 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

In London Town
Elgar, Cockaigne (In London Town) - overture for orchestra, Op.40
Dean, Viola Concerto
Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, Op.90
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Brett Dean, Viola
Fri 23 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Friday series 6
Dutilleux, L'Arbre des songes, violin concerto
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
Pelageya Kurennaya, Soprano
Fri 30 Nov at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Express Abstractionism
Shepherd, Express Abstractionism
Copland, Appalachian Spring
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, Conductor
Paavali Jumppanen, Piano
Thu 6 Dec at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Independence Day Gala Concert
Kokkonen, Requiem
Hilli, Snap Music (Yle commission)
Sibelius, Symphony no. 3 in C major, Op.52
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, Soprano
Ville Rusanen, Baritone
The Helsinki Music Centre Choir
Jani Sivén, Choirmaster / chorus director
Sat 8 Dec at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Sibelius - Finlandia
Sibelius, Finlandia, symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.26
Kuusisto, Violin Concerto
Sibelius, Night Ride and Sunrise, Op.55
Janáček, Sinfonietta, Op.60
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Lawrence Renes, Conductor
Ari Þór Vilhjálmsson, Violin
Wed 12 Dec at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Wednesday series 6
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Hakola, Symphony no. 1 (Yle commission)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Thu 13 Dec at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Thursday series 5
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Hakola, Symphony no. 1 (Yle commission)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, Conductor
Fri 14 Dec at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Enigma
Jan Söderblom, Conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun 16 Dec at 15:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Rehearsal Room Paavo, Helsinki

Chamber Music Concert 4 / Homage to the Trio de Lutece
Debussy, Children's Corner, suite (arr. Salzedo)
Fauré, Elegy for Cello and Harp (arr. Magen)
Debussy, Sonata for Cello and Harp (arr. Magen)
Andres, Narthex
Liebermann, Sonata for Cello and Harp
Ravel, Sonatina for Flute, Cello and Harp (arr. Salzedo)
Sivan Magen, Harp
Yuki Koyama, Flute
Tuomas Lehto, Cello
Wed 19 Dec at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Ode to Joy
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Eva Ollikainen, Conductor
Hanna-Leena Haapamäki, Soprano
Merja Mäkelä, Mezzo-soprano
Mika Pohjonen, Tenor
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Thu 20 Dec at 19:00

Music Centre / Musiikkitalo: Concert Hall, Helsinki

Ode to Joy
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Eva Ollikainen, Conductor
Hanna-Leena Haapamäki, Soprano
Merja Mäkelä, Mezzo-soprano
Mika Pohjonen, Tenor
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra