Address
PL 103
FI-00024 Yleisradio
www.yle.fi/rso

Chief Conductor

Hannu Lintu

General Manager
Tuula Sarotie
+358 40 844 2666

Orchestra Manager
Aino Kurki, dep.
+358 40 510 0511

Executive Producer, Communication
Satu Kahila
+358 40 557 0053

Executive Producer, Marketing
Satumaija Peltoniemi
+358 40 860 3826

Producer
Päivi Juvonen
+358 40 830 2996

Music Librarian
Sebastian Djupsjöbacka
+358 40 147 4013

Stage Managers
Heikki Tikka
+358 40 557 0052
Mikael Tiittanen
+358 400 506 067

Executive Music Producer
Laura Heikinheimo
+358 40 830 2995

Broadcast Producer
Outi Paananen
+358 9 1480 4352

Founded 1927

Size 99 musicians

Concert venues

Helsinki Music Centre,
1704 seats

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

Telephone exchange
+358 9 14 801

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FRSO) is the orchestra of the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle). Its mission is to produce and promote Finnish musical culture. The Chief Conductor as of autumn 2013 is Hannu Lintu.

The Radio Orchestra founded in 1927 grew to symphony orchestra strength in the 1960s. Its previous Chief Conductors have been Toivo Haapanen, Nils-Eric Fougstedt, Paavo Berglund, Okko Kamu, Leif Segerstam, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Sakari Oramo.

The latest contemporary music is a major item in the repertoire of the FRSO, which each year premieres a number of Yle commissions. Another of the Orchestra's tasks is to record all Finnish orchestral music for the Yle archive. During the 2017/2018 season it will premiere six Finnish works commissioned by Yle.

The FRSO has recorded works by Ligeti, Eötvös, Nielsen, Hakola, Lindberg, Saariaho, Salonen, Sallinen, Kaipainen, Kokkonen and others. Its discs have reaped some major distinctions, such as the BBC Music Magazine Award and the Académie Charles Cros Award and the MIDEM Classical Award. The disc of the Ligeti violin concerto was the Editor's Choice in the Gramophone Magazine in February 2014.

All the FRSO concerts both in Finland and abroad are broadcast, usually live, on Yle Radio 1. They can also be heard and watched with excellent live stream quality on yle.fi/areena.

 


 

Date Concert Place and time
Fri
10.8.2018
Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Vierailukonsertti: Turun musiikkijuhlat
Hannu Lintu
Kristine Opolais, sopraano 
Sebastian Fagerlund: Drifts
Giuseppe Verdi: Desdemonan pajulaulu 
Giuseppe Verdi: Ave Maria
Luciano Berio: Ritirata notturna di Madrid
Giuseppe Verdi: Tu che le vanità
Claude Debussy, sov. Colin Matthews: Des pas sur la neige
Alfredo Catalani: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
Lotta Wennäkoski: Flounce
Giacomo Puccini: Un bel dì vedremo
Giacomo Puccini: Tu, che di gel sei cinta
Antti Auvinen: Himmel Punk
Arrigo Boito: L'altra notte in fondo al mare
Turun konserttitalo
19:00

Fri
24.8.2018
Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Vierailukonsertti: Helsingin juhlaviikot
Hannu Lintu
Camilla Nylund, sopraano
Helena Juntunen, sopraano
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, sopraano
Lilli Paasikivi, mezzosopraano
Tuija Knihtilä, mezzosopraano
Tuomas Katajala, tenori
Tommi Hakala, baritoni
Mika Kares, basso
Musiikkitalon Kuoro
Kampin Laulu
Spira Ensemble
Tapiolan Kamarikuoro
Cantores Minores
Nils Schweckendiek, kuorojen valmennus
Gustav Mahler: Sinfonia nro 8 Es-duuri "Tuhannen sinfonia"
Musiikkitalo
19:00

Wed
5.9.2018
Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Keskiviikkosarja 1
Hannu Lintu
Jevgeni Kissin, piano
Jukka Tiensuu: Alma III: Soma
Franz Liszt: Pianokonsertto nro 1 Es-duuri S.124       
Witold Lutosławski: Sinfonia nro 3
Muut esitykset: 6.9. klo 19  Torstaisarja 1
Musiikkitalo
19:00

Year   Publisher
2017 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sibelius: Tapiola, En Saga, Op. 9, Eight Songs
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Jean Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112, En Saga, Op. 9, Eight Songs, orchestrated by Aulis Sallinen
Ondine ODE 1289-5
2017 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concertos 2 & 5
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Olli Mustonen, piano
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
Ondine ODE 1288-2
2017 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Erkki-Sven Tüür
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Erkki-Sven Tüür:
Peregrinus Ecstaticus, Clarinet Concerto, Le poids des vies non vécues, Noesis, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Ondine ODE 1287-2
2017 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Northlands
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor
Tommi Hyytinen, horn
Matthew Whittall: Northlands - album for horn and strings
Matthew Whittall: ad puram annihilationem meam
Matthew Whittall: the return of light
Alba Records ABCD 416
2016 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Olli Mustonen, piano
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos 1, 3 & 4
Ondine ODE 1244-2
2016 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Magnus Lindberg: Al largo, Cello Concerto No. 2, Era
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Anssi Karttunen, sello
Magnus Lindberg: Al largo
Magnus Lindberg: Cello Concerto No. 2
Magnus Lindberg: Era
Ondine ODE 1281-5
2016 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Erkki Melartin: Traumsgesicht, Op. 70, Marjatta Op. 79, Music from the ballett The Blue Pearl, Op. 160
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Soile Isokoski, sopraano
Erkki Melartin: Traumsgesicht, Op. 70
Erkki Melartin: Marjatta Op. 79
Erkki Melartin: Music from the ballett The Blue Pearl, Op. 160
Ondine ODE 1283-2
2016 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri
Tampere Filharmonia
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Wegelius Chamber Orchestra
Finland 100: A Century of Finnish Classics, 5 CD collection celebrating 100 years of Finland's independence Orchestral Works I & II; Concertos, Vocal Works, Chamber Music
Conductors: Hannu Lintu, Leif Segerstam, John Storgårds, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Okko Kamu, Tuomas Hannikainen, Ulf Söderblom, Markus Lehtinen, Ville Matvejeff, Olli Mustonen
Soile Isokoski, soprano
Karita Mattila, soprano
Anu Komsi, soprano
Jorma Hynninen, baritone
Matti Salminen, bass
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Minna Pensola, violin
Kaija Saarikettu, violin
Marko Ylönen, cello
Anssi Karttunen, cello
Kari Kriikku, clarinet
Matti Raekallio, piano
Paavali Jumppanen, piano
Marita Viitasalo, piano
Anna Laakso, piano
Orchestral Works I & II; Concertos, Vocal Works, Chamber Music
Ondine ODE 1300-2Q
2015 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Jean Sibelius:
Lemminkäinen Legends
Pohjola's Daughter
Ondine ODE 1262-5
2015 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Soie
Dima Slobodeniouk, kapellimestari
Kersteen McCall, huilu
Lotta Wennäkoski:
Soie for flute and orchestra
Hava
Amor Omnia Suite
Ondine ODE 1259-2