Address
Torikatu 21 C
FI-80100 Joensuu
www.joensuu.fi/orkesteri

Artistic Director
Jurjen Hempel

Conductor Laureate
Atso Almila

General Manager
Kristiina Penttinen
+358 50 415 2944

Production and Marketing Manager
Kaisa Holopainen
+358 50 913 1752

Adminstrative Secretary
Miia Ritola
+358 50 439 2992

Stage Manager - Music Librarian
Seppo Tiensuu
+358 500 679 528

Founded 1953
(municipalized 1978)
 
Size 35 musicians

Concert venue
Carelia Hall, 599 seats

Tickets +358 13 267 5222,
carelicum.palvelutjns.fi

Telephone exchange
+358 13 337 7111

Joensuu City Orchestra

The Joensuu City Orchestra with its 35 musicians is an energetic ensemble with avaried repertoire. Its home venue is the Carelia Hall of the University of Eastern Finland. In a year the orchestra gives about eighty concerts, of which less than a third are symphonic concerts. The repertoire also consists of baroque, church, chamber and entertainment concerts, and concerts for children and young persons. The orchestra regularly pays visits to the schools, local senior centers and other such institutions. The orchestra performs regularly also in various festivals, for example Lieksa Brass Week and Ilosaarirock Festival.

Orchestral activity in Joensuu began in the turn of the 20th century. The foundation forthe present-day orchestra was laid in 1953 and it was municipalized in 1978. The orchestra's first Artistic Director was Pekka Haapasalo. Following him were Juozas Domarkas, Atso Almila, Hannu Koivula and Esa Heikkilä. Atso Almila held again the title of Artistic Director from autumn 2011 to spring 2013. After that he was appointed orchestra's first Conductor Laureate. From autumn 2013 the artistic director is Jurjen Hempel.

A recording made of the world premiere of Einojuhani Rautavaara's opera Thomas, which took place at the 1985 Joensuu Festival, was chosen as the Record of theYear by the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. Since then, the orchestra has recorded orchestral music by Kalervo Tuukkanen (Alba), a CD entitled Elegy with trumpeter Jouko Harjanne (Cryston), a CD containing Chopin's piano concertos with pianist Janne Mertanen (Alba 2007) and has made recordings of film scores and featured on various Finnish popular artists' recordings.
Date Concert Place and time
Thu
23.11.2017
Joensuun kaupunginorkesteri
Konsertto orkesterille
Jurjen Hempel
Torleif Thedéen, sello
Franz Schubert (ork. A. Webern): Deutsche Tänze D.820, 9‘
Robert Schumann: Sellokonsertto a-molli, op. 129, 25’
Kirmo Lintinen: Konsertto orkesterille, kantaesitys
Liput alkaen 23,50/21,50/9,50 €
Carelia-sali
19:00

Thu
30.11.2017
Joensuun kaupunginorkesteri
Joensuun konservatorion orkesterit
Sibeliuksen jalanjäljissä
Eero Lehtimäki
Joensuun konservatorion opiskelijoita
Janne Ikonen: Suomi100 – Alkusoittofanfaari, 2’30’’
Ilari Hylkilä: Valssi, 3’
Mauno Järvelä: Ne Sibeliuksen sinfoniat, 4’
Janne Ikonen: Sininen metsä, 5’40’’
Jean Sibelius: Andante Festivo, 4’29’’
Ernst Mielck: Macbeth-alkusoitto, 13’19’’
Jean Sibelius: Karelia-sarja, 16’50’’
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, 9’
Liput alkaen 15/12/5 €
Carelia-sali
19:00

Wed
6.12.2017
Joensuun kaupunginorkesteri
Itsenäisyyspäivän juhla
Juha Tiensuu
Canzonetta-kuoro
Aarre Merikanto: Intrada, 6’
Jean Sibelius: Valse Triste, 6’
Heino Kaski: Vienankarjalainen rapsodia, 8’
Jean Sibelius: Cassazione op. 6, 10’30’’
Jean Sibelius: Vapautettu kuningatar, 10’
Pääsymaksuton, järjestää Joensuun kansalaisjuhlatoimikunta
Carelia-sali

Year   Publisher
2015 Joensuu City Orchestra
Satumaista Joulua - soiva joulukortti
Arturo Alvarado, kapellimestari
Jean Sibelius: Satu op. 9, sov. Jussi-Matti Haavisto
CHARMI INC. FIJUO15000014
2011 Joensuu City Orchestra
Jälkiä 2001-2011
Krzysztof Dobosiewicz
Happoradio
Sony Music 8869791682
2007 Joensuu City Orchestra
Hannu Koivula
Janne Mertanen, piano
Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos no. 2 f-molli &
no. 1 e-molli
ALBA ABCD 247
2005 Joensuu City Orchestra
Riku Niemi
Lasse Mårtenson & Johanna Almark & Juha Ikonen & Veijo Laine
Lasse Mårtenson: Lapin kullan kimallus, Ralla-Kaisan laulu, Kioski, Romanssi, Oodi klovnille, Andersudde, Kevätaamu, Myrskyluodon Maija, Päivänkakkara, Muistoja, Etulinjan edessä, Elämän meno, Vihan päivät, Kotiseutu, Katrilli, Idylli, Intermezzo & Teema, Nocturne
Fg-Naxos 6 418770 801828
2004 Joensuu City Orchestra
Hannu Koivula
Kalervo Tuukkanen: Alkusoitto näytelmään Tukkijoella & Serenata giocosa & Ehtoolaulu & Karkelo & Pienoissarja jousille näytelmästä Pilvi & Romanttisia tuokioita jousille & Tempus Festum
Alba ABCD 189
2003 Joensuu City Orchestra
Riku Niemi
Stratovarius
Elements Pt 2
Nuclear Blast CD NB 1176
2001 Joensuu City Orchestra
Riku Niemi
Kyynelten kiertorata
Pentti Hietanen, tenori
EMI 7243 532648 26
2001 Joensuu City Orchestra
Joensuu Brass 5
Brasspiration
Pilfink JKOCD 01-01
1995 Joensuu City Orchestra
Atso Almila
Tapani Nuutinen: Vaeltajan messu
Joensuun kaupunginorkesteri