Joensuu City Orchestra

Joensuu City Orchestra

The Joensuu City Orchestra with its 35 musicians is an energetic ensemble with a varied repertoire. Its home venue is the Carelia Hall of the University of Eastern Finland. In a year the orchestra gives about eighty concerts, of which less than a third are symphonic concerts. The repertoire also consists of baroque, church, chamber and entertainment concerts, and concerts for children and young persons. The orchestra regularly pays visits to the schools, local senior centers and other such institutions. The orchestra performs regularly also in various festivals, for example Lieksa Brass Week and Ilosaarirock Festival.

Orchestral activity in Joensuu began in the turn of the 20th century. The foundation for the present-day orchestra was laid in 1953 and it was municipalized in 1978. The orchestra's first Artistic Director was Pekka Haapasalo. Following him were Juozas Domarkas, Atso Almila, Hannu Koivula, Esa Heikkilä and Jurjen Hempel. Atso Almila held again the title of Artistic Director from autumn 2011 to spring 2013. After that he was appointed orchestra’s first Conductor Laureate. From autumn 2019 Eero Lehtimäki started as the artistic director. Also in autumn 2019 the orchestra got two artistic partners, Minna Pensola and Iiro Rantala.

A recording made of the world premiere of Einojuhani Rautavaara's opera Thomas, which took place at the 1985 Joensuu Festival, was chosen as the Record of the Year by the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. Since then, the orchestra has recorded orchestral music by Kalervo Tuukkanen (Alba), a CD entitled Elegy with trumpeter Jouko Harjanne (Cryston), a CD containing Chopin's piano concertos with pianist Janne Mertanen (Alba 2007) and has made recordings of film scores and featured on various Finnish popular artists' recordings.

Thu
21.11.2019
19:00
Carelia-sali, Joensuu

Joensuun kaupunginorkesteri
Duo Tiksola

Minna Pensola, viulu
Antti Tikkanen, viulu
Franz Strauss-Hasenöhrl: Till Eulenspiegel – einmal anders!, 18'
Benjamin Britten: Konsertto viululle, alttoviululle ja orkesterille, 25'
Joseph Haydn: Sinfonia nro 94, G-duuri H 1/94, 23'
Liput: 24/22/5 €
Sat
30.11.2019
18:00
Joensuu Areena

Joensuun kaupunginorkesteri
Carmina Burana

Huba Hollókői
Karl Jenkins: Adiemus, 4'
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana, 65'
Liput: 15/15/5 €
Thu
5.12.2019
19:00
Carelia-sali, Joensuu

Joensuun kaupunginorkesteri
Suomi stagella

Eero Lehtimäki
Felix Zenger, beatbox
Uuno Klami: Nummisuutarit, 8'
Felix Zenger: Flare
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Suomalainen myytti, 7'
Jean Sibelius: Pelleas & Melisande op .46, 29'
Liput: 24/22/5 €
Thu
12.12.2019
19:00
Carelia-sali, Joensuu

Joensuun kaupunginorkesteri
Pähkinänsärkijä

Huba Hollókői
Pjotr Tšaikovski: Osia Pähkinänsärkijästä
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt sarja nro 1, 15'
Liput: 15/15/5 €
Tue
31.12.2019
19:00
Carelia-sali, Joensuu

Joensuun kaupunginorkesteri
Uudenvuoden konsertti

Iiro Rantala, piano
Minna Pensola, viulu
Antti Tikkanen, viulu
Liput: 30/28/20 €
2015
Joensuu City Orchestra
Satumaista Joulua - soiva joulukortti
Arturo Alvarado, kapellimestari
Jean Sibelius: Satu op. 9, sov. Jussi-Matti Haavisto
CHARMI INC. FIJUO15000014
2011
Joensuu City Orchestra
Jälkiä 2001-2011
Krzysztof Dobosiewicz
Happoradio
Sony Music 8869791682
2007
Joensuu City Orchestra
Hannu Koivula
Janne Mertanen, piano
Frederic Chopin: Piano Concertos no. 2 f-molli &
no. 1 e-molli
ALBA ABCD 247
2005
Joensuu City Orchestra
Riku Niemi
Lasse Mårtenson & Johanna Almark & Juha Ikonen & Veijo Laine
Lasse Mårtenson: Lapin kullan kimallus, Ralla-Kaisan laulu, Kioski, Romanssi, Oodi klovnille, Andersudde, Kevätaamu, Myrskyluodon Maija, Päivänkakkara, Muistoja, Etulinjan edessä, Elämän meno, Vihan päivät, Kotiseutu, Katrilli, Idylli, Intermezzo & Teema, Nocturne
Fg-Naxos 6 418770 801828
2004
Joensuu City Orchestra
Hannu Koivula
Kalervo Tuukkanen: Alkusoitto näytelmään Tukkijoella & Serenata giocosa & Ehtoolaulu & Karkelo & Pienoissarja jousille näytelmästä Pilvi & Romanttisia tuokioita jousille & Tempus Festum
Alba ABCD 189

Address
Tiedepuisto
Länsikatu 15
4 B-rakennus 2. krs
FI-80110 Joensuu
Visiting address: Yliopistonkatu 4
www.joensuu.fi/orkesteri

Artistic Director
Eero Lehtimäki

Conductor Laureate
Atso Almila

General Manager
Marjo Vattulainen
+358 50 415 2944

Marketing Manager
Annika Huotari
+358 50 436 0579

Adminstrative Secretary
Satu Malinen
+358 50 439 2992

Producer - Music Librarian
Seppo Tiensuu
+358 500 679 528

Founded 1953
(municipalized 1978)
 
Size 35 musicians

Concert venue
Carelia Hall, 599 seats

Tickets +358 13 267 5222,
carelicum.palvelut[at]jns.fi

Telephone exchange
+358 13 337 7111