Address
Kaupungintalo, PL 3,
FIN-65101 Vaasa
Fax +358 6 325 3761
www.vaasankaupunginorkesteri.fi

Chief Conductor
James Lowe

Composer-in-Residence
Markus Fagerudd

General Manager
Merja Tyynelä
+358 6 325 3766
+358 40 524 8877

PR/Producer
Joonas Lantto
+358 6 325 3765
+358 400 860 745

Office Manager
Sirpa Parkkali-Tuovinen
+358 6 325 3750

Music Librarian
Anders Salin
+358 500 669 101

Stage Manager
Juuso Laakso
+358 40 178 2169

Founded 1930
(municipalized 1974)

Size 31 musicians

Concert venue
Vaasa City Hall, 440 seats

Tickets
Studio Ticket
+358 700 96525
www.netticket.fi

Telephone exchange
+358 6 325 1111

Vaasa City Orchestra

Vaasa City Orchestra has 31 musicians and it works and performs in the Vaasa City Hall, right in the centre of Vaasa. Regular concerts in Vaasa date from 1930, when an Orchestra Society was founded in the town. The first conductor of the Society's orchestra was Alfred Holm. He was followed by Franz Hase and after him Eino Haipus took over, under whom the orchestra expanded to cover the entire province. In 1974 the orchestra was taken over by the City of Vaasa. Ralf Sjöblom was appointed as its first conductor, and during his term the number of players rose to the present 31. Since then the orchestra's regular conductors have been Ayis Ionnides, Pertti Pekkanen, Hannu Norjanen, Hannu Koivula and Jin Wang. From January 2016 has James Lowe been the chief conductor of the orchestra.

In addition to its symphonic repertoire, the orchestra also covers a wide range of genres from chamber music to entertainment concerts to the enjoyment of the public of all ages. In addition to giving concerts of its own, the Vaasa City Orchestra has performed regularly also in various festivals for example Ilmajoki Music Festival, Korsholm Music Festival and Lohtaja Church Music Festival. It collaborates with the Vaasa Opera Foundation and Vaasa City Theatre and regularly appears in concert with the Seinäjoki City Orchestra. Joint concerts have also been held with the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, the Umeå Symphony Orchestra and the Pori Sinfonietta. Together with the Jyväskylä Sinfonia the Vaasa City Orchestra is also the orchestra for the Jorma Panula Conducting Competition.

Since 2012 Vaasa City Orchestra has organized the International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition together with the Viljo and Maire Vuorio Foundation. In addition Vaasa City Orchestra is involved in the international Jorma Panula conducting course every spring.

The Vaasa City Orchestra has been on tour to Cyprus, Italy, Norway, Sweden, USA and Iceland.

Date Concert Place and time
Thu
23.11.2017
Seinäjoen kaupunginorkesteri
Vaasan kaupunginorkesteri
Diandra
Jarkko Kiiski
Diandra Flores, laulu
Liput 30/25 €
Seinäjoki-sali
19:00

Fri
24.11.2017
Vaasan kaupunginorkesteri
Seinäjoen kaupunginorkesteri
Diandra-viihdekonsertti
Jarkko Kiiski
Diandra, laulu
Liput: 26/22/18 €
Vaasan kaupungintalo
19:00

Thu
30.11.2017
Vaasan kaupunginorkesteri
Suomi 100 -sinfoniakonsertti
James Lowe
Matilda Haavisto, viulu
Fredrik Pacius: Viulukonsertto fis-molli
Jean Sibelius: Sinfonia nro 4 a-molli, 36´
Fredrik Pacius: Maamme, 1,20´
Liput: 26/22/18 €
Vaasan kaupungintalo
19:00

Year   Publisher
2014 Vaasa City Orchestra
Suomalaista lyriikkaa ja romantiikkaa
Jorma Panula
Tom Nyman, tenori
Maano Männi, viulu
Ranta: Pieni kansanlaulu, Orvon huokaus (trad.)
Fougstedt: Romanssi, Aamulla varhain (trad.), Luullahan (trad.)
Madetoja: Itkisit joskus, Ljuuli (trad.)
I. Hannikainen: Rauha
Madetoja: Heijaa
Sonninen: Laulu onnesta
Palmgren: En latmansmelodi
Kuula: Notturno
Panula: Fiulifalssi
Kuula: Häämarssi, Kehtolaulu
O. Merikanto: Kesäillan Idylli
Kuula: Elegia, Lampaanpolska
Melartin: Perhosvalssi
O. Merikanto: Scherzo
Madetoja: Pieni satu
Panula: Koraali Etelä-Pohjanmaalta
Judin: Legenda
FUGA-9382
2003 Vaasa City Orchestra
Hannu Norjanen
solistiosuudet:
Bror-Erik Sulin ja Jyrki Paalanen, sello
Virpi Saraluoto, viulu
Siri Ilanko, enlgannintorvi/oboe
Janne Vilén, oboe
Kullervo Tepponen, alttoviulu
”Matkalla”
Toivo Kuula, Orkesterimusiikkia
FUGA-9167
1997 Vaasa City Orchestra
Pertti Pekkanen
Georgina Lindfors, laulu
Greek Concert:
Mikis Theodorakis, Vasilis Tsitsamis,
Manos Hadjidakis, Georges Mitsakis,
Stavros Xarhakos, Manos Loizos
XCON-100
1993 Vaasa City Orchestra
Ayis Ioannides
Tom Nyman, tenori
Joulutunnelmaa
CDXMAZ-93