Address
Lapinkävijäntie 4
FI-96100 Rovaniemi
Fax +358 16 322 6559
www.korundi.fi/orkesteri

Artistic Director
John Storgårds

General Manager
Kaisa-Reetta Karhu
+358 400 764 469

Orchestra Secretary
Seija Karvinen
+358 50 315 1483

Music Librarian
Melanie Wadd
+358 50 566 8253 / 
+358 40 521 7130

Stage Manager
Petri Sinda
+358 50 346 0574

Founded 1972
(municipalized 1982)

Size 18 musicians

Concert venues
Korundi, 340 seats

Telephone exchange
+358 16 3221

The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland - Rovaniemi City Orchestra

Founded in 1972, Lapland Chamber Orchestra is the most northerly professional orchestra in Finland and indeed in the entire EU. Conductor John Storgårds has been the orchestra’s Artistic Director since autumn 1996. Based in Rovaniemi, the orchestra is a regional orchestra that regularly tours the Province of Lapland and the Barents region besides also performing elsewhere in Finland.

The orchestra is much in demand at festivals and has to date appeared for instance at Savonlinna Opera Festival, the Tampere Biennale, Time of Music festival in Viitasaari, the Nordic Music Days, the Festival of North Norway, the Korsholma Music Festival and the LuostoClassic event. In 2012, the orchestra appeared in the premiere performance of the opera Viisi naista kappelissa (Five Women in a Chapel) by Uljas Pulkkis. In 2013, the orchestra visited the international Festival Culturel de Musique Symphonique in Algeria, and in August 2014 the orchestra made highly successful appearances at the Carintischer Sommer festival in Austria and at the BBC Proms in London. The orchestra has also toured Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland, Hungary and Germany.

The Lapland Chamber Orchestra specialises in giving first performances in Finland of works by international composers from all eras and has also given the world premieres of works by several significant contemporary composers from all eras and has also given the world premieres of works by several significant contemporary composers (including Kalevi Aho, Aulis Sallinen, Pehr Henrik Nordgren, Bent Sorensen and Dave Maric). The orchestra has collaborated with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and worked with numerous distinquished quest performers such as Soile Isokoski, Håkan Hardenberger, Christian Teztlaff, Nicholas Daniel, Nicholas Kraemer, Piers Adams, Colin Currie and Sabine Mayer.

The orchestra has been awarded merit prizes by TV1 of the Finnih Broadcasting Company (1998) and the Arts Council of Lapland (2000). TV1 also awarded its Vuoden Valopilkku Prize 2003 to the Luosto Symphony by Kalevi Aho; the work was premiered by Lapland Chamber Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra on Luosto Fell.

The Finnish Broadcasting Company selected Rituals by Kalevi Aho as Disc of the Year 2009. The orchestra’s recording of the Chamber Symphonies of Vagn Holmboe has been received with critical acclaim around the world and was a nominee for the Gramophone Award 2013. The orchestra’s recording of Kalevi Aho’s concertos for theremin and horn received the distinguished German ECHO Klassik award in the category of recordings of concertos of the 20th and 21th centuries in 2015.

 

 

 

Date Concert Place and time
Thu
28.9.2017
Lapin kamariorkesteri
Kamarikonsertti I
'Ilmeikkäitä elämän harhoja´
Lapin kamariorkesterin muusikot
Paul Hindemith: Fünf Stücke op. 44/4
Aki Yli-Salomäki: Harhoja
Lotta Wennäkoski: Mien
Bedrich Smetana: Jousikvartetto no 1 e-molli ‘Aus meinem Leben’ sov. kamariorkesterille
Liput: 20/17/9
Korundi
19:00

Fri
29.9.2017
Lapin kamariorkesteri
Kamarikonsertti I
'Ilmeikkäitä elämän harhoja´
Lapin kamariorkesterin muusikot
Paul Hindemith: Fünf Stücke op. 44/4
Aki Yli-Salomäki: Harhoja
Lotta Wennäkoski: Mien
Bedrich Smetana: Jousikvartetto no 1 e-molli ‘Aus meinem Leben’ sov. kamariorkesterille
Liput: 20/17/9
Sallan kirkko
19:00

Thu
12.10.2017
Lapin kamariorkesteri
Vierailukonsertti 'Suomi 100 v. / Kanada 150 v.´
National Arts Centre's and Arts Centre Orchestra 'Ideas of North Festival'
John Storgårds, joht. & viulu
Michael Greyeyes, koreografia
Etnisiä tanssijoita
Harry Somers: North Country Suite
Claude Debussy: Kaksi pianopreludia, sov. kamariorkesterille Sven Birch
Claude Vivier: Zipangu -Tanssiversion kantaesitys
Jean Sibelius: Sarja viululle ja orkesterille op. 117
Kalevi Aho: Sinfonia nro 14 ‘Rituals’, Pohjois-Amerikan / Kanadan ensiesitys
National Arts Centre, Southam Hall, Ottawa, Kanada
20:00

Year   Publisher
2016 The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
Zemlinsky: Seven Songs Chamber Symphony (based on String Orchestra No. 21)
John Storgårds, kapellimestari
Jenny Carlstedt, mezzosopraano
Alexander Zemlinsky: Sieben lieder von nacht und traum (Seven song of night and dream). Arranged by Richard Dünser
Alexander Zemlinsky: Chamber Symphony (Based on String Quartet no 20). Arranged by Richard Dünser
Ondine ODE 12722
2016 The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
Bent Sørensen: Mignon
John Storgårds, kapellimestari
Katrine Gislinge, piano
Bent Sørensen: Mignon - Papillons for piano and strings
Bent Sørensen: Serenissima for solo violin
Bent Sørensen: Sinful Songs for ensemble
Bent Sørensen: The Lady of Shalott version for solo violin
Bent Sørensen: Ständchen fo 8 players
Bent Sørensen: The Weeping White Room
DACAPO
2015 The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
Nordic Sound
Clemsen Schuldt, kapellimestari
Michala Petri, nokkahuilu
Bengt Sørensen: Whispering
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Music for 13 strings. For Axel "Boje"
Sunfleif Rasmussen: Winter Echoes
Mogens Christensen: Nordic Summer Scherzo
Thomas Clausen: Concertino for recorder & strings
Axel Borup-Jørgensen: Sommasvit op. 24 for String Orchestra
OUR Recordings
2014 The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
Kalevi Aho Theremin concerto * Horn concerto
John Storgårds
Annu Salminen, käyrätorvi
Carolina Eyck, theremin
Kalevi Aho:
Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra
Acht Jahreszeiten (Eight seasons)
Concerto for Theremin and Chamber Orchestra
BIS Records BIS -2036
2014 The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
Oi jouluyö
John Storgårds
Soile Isokoski, sopraano
Leevi Madetoja: Arkihuolesi kaikki heitä
P.J. Hannikainen: Hiljaa, hiljaa helkkyellen
Heino Kaski: Mökit nukkuu lumiset
Erland von Koch: Vinterpastoral
Selim Palmgren: Ja neitsyet pikku poijuttansa
Max Reger: Marian kehtolaulu
Max Reger: Aria
Erkki Melartin: Lapin joulu
Sulho Ranta: Kehtolaulu Lapista
Johan Sebastian Bach: Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland
Jean Sibelius: En etsi valtaa, loistoa
Oskar Merikanto: Lasten joulu
Lauri Ikonen: Pikku Veikon Joulurukous
Leevi Madetoja: Tähtitaivas
Adolphe Adam: Oi jouluyö
Taneli Kuusisto; Oi saavu, rauhan juhla
Ahti Sonninen: Rauhaa, vain rauhaa (Jouluhymni)
Ondine ODE 1252-2
2013 The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
Sunleif Rasmussen: Motion/Emotion
John Storgårds
Heli Haapala, huilu
Markku Moilanen, oboe
Pekka Niskanen, klarinetti
Antal Mojzer, fagotti
Eldar Nagiev, viulu
Taru Lehto, alttoviulu
Lauri Angervo, sello
Anna Laakso, piano
Sunleif Rasmussen:
Motion/Emotion
Andalag 1

Four Gardens
Andalag 3
Cantus Borealis
Dacapo
2012 The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
John Storgårds
Vagn Holmboe:
Chamber Symphony No 1, op. 53
Chamber Symphony No 2, op. 100 "Elegy"
Chamber Symphony No 3, op. 103a "Frieze"
Dacapo
2011 The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
In Memoriam Pehr Henrik Nordgren
John Storgårds, joht. & viulu
Raschèr Saxophone Quartet
Pehr Henrik Nordgren: Concerto for Saxophone Quartet, String Orchestra and Gong, Op. 108
Arvo Pärt: Fratres
Áskell Másson: Quatrain
Kalevi Aho: In Memoriam Pehr Henrik Nordgren
Alba ABCD 322
2009 The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
John Storgårds
Monica Groop, mezzosopraano
Anna Kreetta Gribajcevic, alttoviulu
Herman Rechberger, darabuka & djembe

Kalevi Aho:
Kysymysten kirja (The Book of Questions)
Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra
Symphony No. 14, "Rituaaleja" ("Rituals)
BIS-CD-1686
2008 The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
Sinfonia Lahti
John Storgårds
Taina Piira, sopraano
Aki Alamikkotervo, ternori
Hannu Lehtonen, saksofoni
Kalevi Aho: Symphony No. 12 "Luosto Symphony"
I The Shamans
II Winter Darkness and Midsummer
III Song in the Fells
IV Storm in the Fells
BIS-SACD-1676