Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FRSO) is the orchestra of the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle). Its mission is to produce and promote Finnish musical culture and its Chief Conductor as of autumn 2013 has been Hannu Lintu.

The Radio Orchestra of ten players founded in 1927 grew to symphony orchestra proportions in the 1960s. Its Chief Conductors have been Toivo Haapanen, Nils-Eric Fougstedt, Paavo Berglund, Okko Kamu, Leif Segerstam, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Sakari Oramo, and taking over from Hannu Lintu in 2021 will be Nicholas Collon.

The latest contemporary music is a major item in the repertoire of the FRSO, which each year premieres a number of Yle commissions. Another of the Orchestra's tasks is to record all Finnish orchestral music for the Yle archive.

The FRSO has recorded works by Ligeti, Eötvös, Nielsen, Hakola, Lindberg, Saariaho, Salonen, Sallinen, Kaipainen, Kokkonen and others. Its discs have reaped some major distinctions, such as the Gramophone Award, BBC Music Magazine Award and the MIDEM Classical Award.

The FRSO concerts are broadcast live on the Yle Areena and Radio 1 channels and are recorded and shown later on Yle Teema and TV 1.

2019
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Violin Concerto, Photoptosis, Die Soldaten Vocal Symphony
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Leila Josefowicz, viulu
Anu Komsi, sopraano
Jeni Packalen, altto
Hilary Summers, kontra-altto
Peter Tantsits, tenori
Ville Rusanen, baritoni
Juha Uusitalo, basso
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Violin Concerto, Photoptosis, Die Soldaten Vocal Symphony

ODE 1325-2
2019
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Kaija Saariaho: True Fire for baritone and orchestra, Ciel d'hiver for orchestra, Trans for harp and orchestra
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Gerald Finley, bassobaritoni
Xavier de Maistre, harppu
Kaija Saariaho: True Fire for baritone and orchestra, Ciel d'hiver for orchestra, Trans for harp and orchestra

ODE 1309-2
2019
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Jean Sibelius: Kullervo
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, sopraano
Ville Rusanen, baritoni
Viron mieskuoro
Polyteknikkojen kuoro
Jean Sibelius: Kullervo

ODE 1338-5
2019
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Perttu Haapanen: Compulsion Island, Ladies' Room, Flute Concerto
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Dima Slobodeniouk, kapellimestari
Helena Juntunen, sopraano
Yuki Koyama, huilu
Perttu Haapanen: Compulsion Island, Ladies' Room, Huilukonsertto

ODE 1307-2
2018
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Fagerlund – Stonework
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Ismo Eskelinen, kitara
Sebastian Fagerlund: Drifts, Stonework, Transit

BIS-2295 SACD

Address
PL 103
FI-00024 Yleisradio
www.yle.fi/rso

Chief Conductor

Hannu Lintu

General Manager
Tuula Sarotie
+358 40 844 2666

Orchestra Manager
Sanna Moilanen
+358 40 510 0511

Executive Producer, Communication
Satu Kahila
+358 40 557 0053

Executive Producer, Marketing
Satumaija Peltoniemi
+358 40 860 3826

Producer
Päivi Juvonen
+358 40 830 2996

Music Librarian
Sebastian Djupsjöbacka
+358 40 147 4013

Stage Managers
Heikki Tikka
+358 40 557 0052
Mikael Tiittanen
+358 400 506 067

Executive Music Producer
Laura Heikinheimo
+358 40 830 2995

Founded 1927

Size 100 musicians

Concert venues

Helsinki Music Centre,
1704 seats

Tickets
Ticketmaster
+358 600 10 800
(1,98 €/min+local access charge)

Telephone exchange
+358 9 14 801