41. Pohjoismaiset orkesteripäivät Oulussa 20.-22.9.2017
The 41st Nordic Orchestra Conference will be held in Oulu, Finland on September 20-22, 2017. All orchestra managers and other representatives of Nordic orchestras are warmly welcome to take part. We are very happy to invite you to join us in Oulu in the centenary of Finland´s independence. In the conference we will be discussing for "Best practices in community involvement”, "How to survive the inevitable change in the orchestra field”, "Opportunities and challengesin private funding” and "Challenges of digitalization”. Our key note speakers are Ragnar Lund (SWE), Hannes de Vries (NL), Søren Friis Møller (DK) and Katri Saarikivi (FIN).
The conference sessions will be held at Oulu Music Centre and Oulu City Theatre. In addition to the in-depth talks, we can hear a concert by the Oulu Symphony Orchestra conducted by Johannes Gustavsson and enjoy a delightful social life with our wonderful orchestral "family”.
Welcome to the conference!
To be sure of getting a room at our conference hotel, the Radisson Blu Hotel Oulu, please send your registration before August 25th. Tel. 020 1234 730, sales.ouluradissonblu.com.
Code SINFONIA. A single room 105 €, a double room 125 €.
The fee for the full conference is 520 €. If you want to join the tour from the river delta to country side, smoke sauna and traditional Finnish dinner on Friday, you will pay additional
fee 75 €. Please send your registration before August 30th
Please pay the fee to our IBAN Account:
Suomen Sinfoniaorkesterit ry
FI83 5724 1120 0177 95
Please mention the participant´s name.
The Association of Finnish Symphony Orchestras:
Helena Värri, Executive Director +358 50 556 9781, helena.varrisinfoniaorkesterit.fi
Elina Tuomola, Secretary +358 40 594 3079, elina.tuomolasinfoniaorkesterit.fi
Oulu Symphony Orchestra:
Leena Pälli, General Manager +358 44 703 7210, leena.palliouka.fi
Katariina Kummala, Marketing +358 44 703 7220, katariina.kummalaouka.fi
Virpi Länkelä, Sales +358 44 703 7221, virpi.lankelaouka.fi
Open wireless network: panOULU
The Association of Finnish Symphony Orchestras reserves all rights to changes in the conference programme.
YOU WILL FIND THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW THE PROGRAMME INFORMATION.
Wednesday 20th of September
Tulindberg Hall, Oulu Music Centre, Leevi Madetojankatu 1-3, Oulu
09:30 – 10:45 Registrations in Oulu Music Centre
10:00 Bus from Radisson Blu Hotel to the Tulindberg Hall
10:45 – 11:00 Welcome, Chairman of the Education and Culture committee Satu Haapanen
11:00 – 11:45 Country reports/ panel hosted by Gordon Alsing, (DK)
Denmark: Asbjørn Keiding
Finland: Helena Värri
Iceland: Arna Kristín Einarsdóttir
Norway: Rolf Lennart Stensø
Sweden: Christian Rimmerfeldt
11:45 – 12:00 Coffee
12:00 – 12:40 100 years of Music in Finland Minna Lindgren, Music Writer and Journalist
12:40 – 13:00 Introduction of "The Heirs of Sibelius" Project Minna Lindgren & Annu Mikkonen, Executive Director of the Society of Finnish Composers
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Opportunities and challenges in private funding
Key Note Speaker Ragnar Lund, Researcher and Lecturer, KHT Royal Institute of Technology
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee
15:15 – 16:45 Best practices in community involvement in the nordic countries
Annika Kukkonen (Fin): Music education for young children
Uffe Savery (Den): The open orchestra - a new digital approach to reaching audiences
Marco Feklistoff (Swe): The open library - how to order arrangements together for the outreach?
Marie Teresie Sørensen (Nor): #MozReq2017 – Old requiem, young pain (Kilden Dialogue)
Arna Kristín Einarsdóttir (Is): About
Lullabies and teenage heart break
17:00 Bus to the hotelThursday 21st of September "Times are changing.”
20:00 Dinner at the City Hall, Kirkkokatu 2a, Oulu
Tulindberg Hall, Oulu Music Centre, Leevi
Madetojankatu 1-3, Oulu
Bus from the hotel to the Tulindberg Hall
– 11:00 From democratization of culture
to cultural democracy. Organizational and managerial changes for symphony
Søren Friis Møller, External lecturer, PHD, B.A, Copenhagen Business School
– 11:15 Coffee
11:45: The renewal process of the state
subsidies in Finland
Helena Mustikainen, Project Director of Sitra Fund
– 12:30 The change in the orchestra
field in the Netherlands and how they survived it.
Key Note Speaker: Hannes de Vries, Co-owner at GE#sharp artists events, Member
of the board of the International Artist Managers´ Association
– 14:00 Auditions from the musician’s
Lucy Abrams, Clarinetist, Oulu Symphony Orchestra
14:00 – 15:00: HR Policies on senior
Hanna Fontana, HR manager of Finnish National Opera and Ballet
– 15:15 Summary
Bus to the hotel
18:00 Eftermiddagsöl, Radisson Blu Hotel, Sassi Bar, Lobby
Bus from the hotel to the Madetoja Hall
19:00 Oulu Symphony Orchestra concert at the Madetoja Hall
Johannes Gustavsson, conductor
Jamie Barton, mezzosoprano
Juha Pisto: Symphony no 1 (first
Lili Boulanger: D’un soir triste
Gustav Mahler: Rückert Lieder
hosted by the International Artist Managers´ Association (IAMA) Chairman Aino Turtiainen-Visala.
to the hotel leaves after the concert. Dinner by your own cost.
Friday 22nd of September
Oulu City Theatre, Pikisali, Kaarlenväylä 2, Oulu
– 10:00: Music as a gateway to empathy
in the digital realm
Key Note Speaker Katri Saarikivi, Cognitive neuroscientist at the University of
– 10:45 Can orchestra field benefit from
the game industry and vice versa?
Tony Manninen, CEO of Ludocraft, designing games and play
– 11:00 Coffee
– 12:00: The future leadership in the orchestra field
Vesa Puhakka, Professor of Management at the University of Oulu´s Business
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch, Theatre Restaurant Vänmanni
14:15 Gathering at the hotel
14:30 Oulu Tour from the river delta to country side.
fee 75 €. Please wear sporty casual, waterproof, windproof, everything proof.
Bring your swim suit. Towels provided by the host.
M/S Alexandra - smoke sauna - traditional Finnish dinner
– Bus back to the city
YOU WILL FIND THE REGISTRATION FORM here. CLICK!