Address
Koulukatu 1
FI-88900 Kuhmo

Artistic Director
Jukka-Pekka Kuusela

General Manager
Matti-Jussi Pollari
+358 8 6155 5450

Founded 2000

Size 20-50 musicians

Concert venue
Kuhmo Arts Centre Lentua Hall, 668 seats

Tickets +358 8 6155 5451

Sinfonietta Lentua Orchestra

The Sinfonietta Lentua Orchestra was founded to perform at the turn of the millennium festivities in Kuhmo. In the first years of its existence, it entered into the special course actions of the Kuhmo Music School. Since 2005, the orchestra has operated as an independent artistic unit, serving concert-going public around the Kainuu region, providing a professional training environment for musical students and a pedagogically rewarding challenge for young instrumentalists in Kainuu.

The artistic director of the orchestra is conductor Jukka-Pekka Kuusela, the initiator of the orchestra.

The basic idea was, and still is, to build up an orchestra by means of co-operation with the Petrozavodsk StateMusic Academy in the Russian Republic of Karelia. Half of the musicians come from Kuhmo or the Kainuu region and the other half from Petrozavodsk. To our knowledge, the Sinfonietta Lentua Orchestra is the only orchestra in the world operating steadily over the national border.

So far, the Sinfonietta Lentua Orchestra has given a total of 82 concerts with 41 orchestral programs, concentrating on Finnish and Russian music, basic classical repertoire and contemporary works.