Address
Musiikkitalo, PL 4400,
FI-00099 Helsingin kaupunki
helsinki.philharmonichel.fi
www.helsinkiphilharmonicorchestra.fi

Chief Conductor
Susanna Mälkki

Chief Conductor Emeritus
Leif Segerstam

General Manager
Aleksi Malmberg
from 1.1.2018

Manager of Administration
Kimmo Kekola
+358 9 3102 2702

Communications and Marketing Manager
Marja Istala Kumpunen
+358 9 3102 2703

Communications Planner
Virpi Tahvanainen
+358 9 3102 2710

Orchestra Assistant
Henna Karjalainen
+358 9 3102 2712

Orchestra Manager
Jere Siukola
+358 9 3102 2707

Administration Assistant
Marjut Turtiainen
+358 9 3102 2708

Librarian
Minna Cederkvist
+358 9 3102 2705

Project Manager
Tapio Piirainen
+358 9 3102 2706

Producer, education
Annika Kukkonen
+358 9 3102 2711

Stage Manager
Matti Tähkävuori
+358 9 3102 2709
Mikko Aspinen
+358 9 3102 2704

Founded 1882
(municipalized 1914)

Size 102 musicians

Concert venue
Music Hall, 1704 seats

Tickets
Ticketmaster
+358 600 10 800
(1,98 € / min + local access charge)

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the first professional symphony orchestra to be founded in the Nordic countries, has been operating without a break for 132 years. It has grown from a band of 36 players to an orchestra of 102 regular members giving concerts attended by a total audience of a good 120,000 a year at the Helsinki Music Centre and abroad.

Between 1892 and 1923 the HPO gave the first performances of almost all the symphonic works by Jean Sibelius with the composer himself conducting. The HPO’s founder and first Chief Conductor Robert Kajanus was succeeded by Paavo Berglund, Leif Segerstam, John Storgårds and other conductors of note. Conductor Susanna Mälkki was appointed the next Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in autumn 2014. She begun her term as Chief Conductor of the Orchestra in autumn 2016.

Works by Sibelius and Rautavaara have featured on the highly-acclaimed discs made by the HPO. The disc of songs by Sibelius, featuring soprano Soile Isokoski and Leif Segerstam, was awarded the MIDEM Classical Award in Cannes in 2007, and Towards the Horizon, disc containing music by Einojuhani Rautavaara under the baton of John Storgårds, the Gramophone Award in 2012.

www.helsinkiphilharmonicorchestra.fi

 

Date Concert Place and time
Wed
22.11.2017
Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri
Runoilijan muotokuva
Susanna Mälkki
Matan Porat, piano
Veli-Matti Puumala: Root, kantaesitys
Robert Schumann: Pianokonsertto a-molli
Franz Liszt: Tasso, Lamento e trionfo
Musiikkitalo
19:00

Thu
23.11.2017
Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri
Runoilijan muotokuva
Susanna Mälkki
Matan Porat, piano
Veli-Matti Puumala: Root
Robert Schumann: Pianokonsertto a-molli
Franz Liszt: Tasso, Lamento e trionfo
Musiikkitalo
19:00

Fri
1.12.2017
Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri
Sadan vuoden itsenäisyys
Susanna Mälkki
Krista Kosonen, lausuja
Hannu-Pekka Björkman, lausuja
Johanna Freundlich, ohjaaja
Musiikkitalo
19:00

Year   Publisher
2016 Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Suk: Fantasy
John Storgårds, kapellimestari
Christian Tetzlaff, viulu
Josef Suk: Fantasy in G minor, Op. 24
Antonin Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53
Antonin Dvořák: Romance, Op. 11
Ondine ODE 1279-5
2016 Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Rautavaara: Rubáiyát & Balada
John Storgårds, kapellimestari
Gerald Finley, bassobaritoni
Mika Pohjonen, tenori
Helsinki Music Centre Choir
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Rubáiyát, song cycle for baritone and orchestra
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Into the Heart of Light (Canto V) for string orchestra
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Balada for tenor, mixed choir and orchestra
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Four songs from the opera Rasputin for mixed choir and orchestra
Ondine ODE 1274-2
2015 Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds, kapellimestari
Soile Isokoski, sopraano
Ernest Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer
Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d'été
Henri Duparc: Le manoir de Rosemonde, l'Invitation au voyage, Chanson triste
Ondine ODE 1261-2
2015 Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Die Seejungfrau
John Storgårds, kapellimestari
Alexander von Zemlinsky:
Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid) (New critical version)
Sinfonietta, op. 23 (Arr. Roland Freisitzer)
Ondine ODE 1237-5
2014 Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Leevi Madetoja Symphonies 1 & 3 Okon Fuoco Suite
John Storgårds
Leevi Madetoja:
Symphonies 1 & 3
Okon Fuoco Suite
Ondine ODE 1211-2
2014 Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Sanderling
Gerald Finley, bassobaritoni
Dmitri Shostakovich: Six Romances on Verses by English Poets, Op. 62a
Anne Laurie, Scottish Ballad Suite on Poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op. 145a
Ondine ODE 1235-2
2014 Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds
Christian Tetzlaff, viulu
Dmitri Shostakovich:
Violin Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Ondine ODE 1239-2
2014 Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
UMO Jazz Orchestra
Olari Elts
Nguyên Le, sähkökitara
Mika Väyrynen, harmonikka
Erkki-Sven Tüür: Symphony No. 5 for Big Band, Electric Guitar and Symphony Orchestra Prophecy for Accordion and Orchestra
Ondine ODE 1234-2
2013 Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy
State Choir Latvija
Dimitri Shostakovich:
The Execution of Stepan Razin
Zoya Suite Op. 64a
Suite on Finnish Themes
Ondine ODE 1225-2
2013 Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds
Leevi Madetoja:
Symphony No. 2
Kullervo
Elegy
Ondine ODE 1212-2