St. Michel Strings

St. Michel Strings

St. Michel Strings, based in the city of Mikkeli in eastern Finland, is a professional string ensemble of 12 full time musicians. St. Michel Strings dates back to 1903, when a small town of only a few thousand residents had a local music association that founded an orchestra. The ensemble had far higher aspirations than its amateur status. It eventually became a full time professional ensemble, and in 1990 became one of the cultural organizations publicly funded by the city of Mikkeli. Conductors Erkki Lasonpalo and Daniel Raiskin have acted as the orchestra's artistic partners since autumn 2017.

St. Michel Strings has won acclaim for its innovative programming of works for strings and has also become known for its eagerness to collaborate with young composers from Finland and abroad. In order to diversify its concert offerings, St. Michel Strings engages in numerous other partnerships as well, regularly performing joint concerts with other ensembles. The chamber configuration of the ensemble allows for easy mobility while still providing a full and authentic concert experience, sometimes even without a conductor.

Among its recent accomplishments, St. Michel Strings participated in the prestigious Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea in summer 2013, and its recording Adagio, conducted by Grammy Award-winning conductor and composer José Serebrier, got Latin Grammy Award nomination. Recently St. Michel Strings has collaborated with soloists such as violinist Zia Hyunsu Shin, cellist Jian Wang and pianist Olli Mustonen. Celebration of the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius included St. Michel String’s tour in South Korea and China in March 2015 with Sibelius’ music.

Thu
18.10.2018
18:00
Martti Talvela -sali, Mikaeli

Mikkelin kaupunginorkesteri
Orffit & Orkesteri

Lastenmusiikkiorkesteri Orffit
Jousiorkesterisovituksia Orffien lastenmusiikista
Thu
1.11.2018
19:00
Martti Talvela -sali, Mikaeli

Mikkelin kaupunginorkesteri
Música Brasileira

Wendell Kettle
Carlos Gomes: Sonaatti jousille, 21'
Edino Krieger: Suite Per Archi, 13'
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras nro 4 1. osa, 4'
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Sarja jousiorkesterille, 16'
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras nro 9, 9'
Heitor Villa-Lobos: O trenzinho caipira sov. jousiorkesterille, 6'
Thu
8.11.2018
18:00
Martti Talvela -sali, Mikaeli

Mikkelin kaupunginorkesteri
Estradilla musiikkiopiston solistit

Jyrki Lasonpalo
Mikkelin musiikkiopiston solistit
Alexander Glazunov: Teema ja variaatiot g-molli op. 97, 13'
Klassisen ja kevyen musiikin teoksia
Thu
15.11.2018
19:00
Martti Talvela -sali, Mikaeli

Mikkelin kaupunginorkesteri
Aspectos del Tango

Erkki Lasonpalo
Nuevo Quinteto Otra Vez
Astor Piazzolla: Introduccion al Angel sov. Henrik Sandås, Matti Laukkanen, 5'
Astor Piazzolla, Matti Laukkanen, Markus Elgland: Mefisto Tango, 11'
Astor Piazzolla: Milonga del Angel sov. Henrik Sandås, Matti Laukkanen, 6'
Astor Piazzolla: La Muerte del Angel sov. Henrik Sandås, Matti Laukkanen, 6'
Astor Piazzolla: Romance del Diablo sov. Henrik Sandås, Matti Laukkanen, 6'
Astor Piazzolla: Vayamos al Diablo, sov. Henrik Sandås, Matti Laukkanen, 2'
Astor Piazzolla: Resurreccion del Angel sov. Henrik Sandås, Matti Laukkanen, 6'
Astor Piazzolla: Tango del Angel sov. Henrik Sandås, Matti Laukkanen, 4'
Matti Laukkanen: Por Supuesto, 5'
Matti Laukkanen: Aspectos del Tango, 5'
Matti Laukkanen: Piazzollike, 6'
Astor Piazzolla: La Mufa sov. Henrik Sandås, Matti Laukkanen, 6'
Astor Piazzolla: Milonga Loca sov. Henrik Sandås, Matti Laukkanen, 6'
Thu
29.11.2018
19:00
Martti Talvela -sali, Mikaeli

Mikkelin kaupunginorkesteri
Lappeenrannan kaupunginorkesteri
Saimaa Sinfonietta - Puola 100 vuotta

Daniel Raiskin
Janusz Wawrowski, viulu
Wytold Lutosławski: Pieni sarja kamariorkesterille, 11'
Andrzej Panufnik: Konsertto viululle ja jousille, 25'
Henryk Wieniawski: Legenda viululle ja orkesterille op. 17, 7'
W. A. Mozart: Sinfonia nro 40 g-molli KV 550, 27'
2012
St. Michel Strings
Adagio - José Serebrier
José Serebrier
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Divertimento
Cristina Spinei: Synched
Elliot Carter: Elegy
Marc Satterwhite: Ossuary Cross
Leevi Madetoja: Elegia op. 4/1
José Serebrier: Adagio
Joaquín Turina: La oracíon del torero
Giacomo Puccini: Crisantemi
Alba ABCD 341
2011
St. Michel Strings

José Serebrier
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Divertimento
Christina Spinei: Synched
Elliot Carter: Elegy
Marc Satterwhite: Ossuary Cross
Clark McAlister: Aquae Sulis
Leevi Madetoja: Elegia, op. 4/1 (1909)
José Serebrier: Adagio
Joaquín Turina: La oración del torero, op. 34 (1925)
Giacomo Puccini: Crisantemi

Alba ABCD 341
2009
St. Michel Strings
Petri Komulainen
Jan Lehtola, urut
Naji Hakim:
Påskeblomst for strings
Concerto 1 for Organ and Strings
Esquisses Grégoriennes
Concerto 3 for Organ and Strings
Alba ABCD 285
2009
St. Michel Strings
Erkki Palola, konserttimestari
Musica Fennica
Robert Kajanus: Suite ancienne F major, Berceuse
Lauri Saikkola: Tripartita, Musica per archi
Armas Launis: Suite nordique pour violon et cordes
Alba ABCD 274
2008
St. Michel Strings
Vellu Halkosalmi, joht. & sovitus orkesterille
Kauko Röyhkä, laulu
Zaia
Kauko Röyhkä:
Paskakaupunki, Observatorion Mäkelä, Lauralle, Kevät, Kukaan ei halua mua, Paha maa, Pähkinäpuu
Ranka Recordings RA 155-177722-3
Address
Sointukatu 1
FI-50100 Mikkeli
orchestra[at]mikkeli.fi
www.mikkelinkaupunginorkesteri.fi

Artists in Association
Erkki Lasonpalo
Daniel Raiskin

General Manager
Jaakko Antila
+358 40 129 4938

Librarian-Producer
Jukka Mäkelä
+358 40 129 4147

Orchestra Secretary
Anu Pettinen
+358 44 794 5711

Founded 1903
(municipalized 1990)

Size 12 musicians

Concert venues
Concert and Congress House Mikaeli:
Martti Talvela Hall,
694 seats

Tickets
www.ticketmaster.fi