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. The Chief Conductor as of autumn 2013 is Hannu Lintu.

The Radio Orchestra founded in 1927 grew to symphony orchestra strength in the 1960s. Its previous Chief Conductors have been Toivo Haapanen, Nils-Eric Fougstedt, Paavo Berglund, Okko Kamu, Leif Segerstam, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Sakari Oramo.

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. During the 2017/2018 season it will premiere six Finnish works commissioned by Yle.

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 BBC Music Magazine Award and the Académie Charles Cros Award and the MIDEM Classical Award. The disc of the Ligeti violin concerto was the Editor's Choice in the Gramophone Magazine in February 2014.

All the FRSO concerts both in Finland and abroad are broadcast, usually live, on Yle Radio 1. They can also be heard and watched with excellent live stream quality on yle.fi/areena.

Wed
16.1.2019
19:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Keskiviikkosarja 7

Hannu Lintu
Golda Schultz, sopraano
Jennifer Johnston, mezzosopraano
Musiikkitalon Kuoro, valm. Nils Schweckendiek
Gustav Mahler: Sinfonia nro 2 c-molli "Ylösnousemus"
Toinen esitys: 17.1. klo 19 Torstaisarja 8
Thu
17.1.2019
19:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Torstaisarja 8

Hannu Lintu
Golda Schultz, sopraano
Jennifer Johnston, mezzosopraano
Musiikkitalon Kuoro, valm. Nils Schweckendiek
Gustav Mahler: Sinfonia nro 2 c-molli "Ylösnousemus"
Sun
20.1.2019
15:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Kamarimusiikkikonsertti 5
Autour de Mahler – Mahlerin ympärillä

Pasi Eerikäinen, taiteellinen suunnittelu ja viulu
Mikko Ivars, sello
Giuseppe Gentile, klarinetti
Emil Holmström, piano
Franz Liszt (sov. Saint-Saëns): Orphée
Alban Berg: Adagio
Ferruccio Busoni (sov. Holmström): Berceuse élégiaque
Alexander Zemlinsky: Trio
Fri
25.1.2019
19:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Perjantaisarja 9

Hannu Lintu
Aleksander Melnikov, piano 
Anton Webern: Sinfonia op. 21                                                          
Robert Schumann: Pianokonsertto a-molli op. 54       
Thomas Larcher: Sinfonia nro 2 "Kenotaph", ensi kertaa Suomessa 
Wed
30.1.2019
19:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Keskiviikkosarja 8

Duncan Ward
Johannes Piirto, piano 
Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht
Witold Lutosławski: Pianokonsertto
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sinfonia nro 5 c-molli op. 67
2017
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Northlands
Nils Schweckendiek, conductor
Tommi Hyytinen, horn
Matthew Whittall: Northlands - album for horn and strings
Matthew Whittall: ad puram annihilationem meam
Matthew Whittall: the return of light
Alba Records ABCD 416
2017
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Erkki-Sven Tüür
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Christoffer Sundqvist, clarinet
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Erkki-Sven Tüür:
Peregrinus Ecstaticus, Clarinet Concerto, Le poids des vies non vécues, Noesis, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Ondine ODE 1287-2
2017
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concertos 2 & 5
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Olli Mustonen, piano
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concertos 2 & 5
Ondine ODE 1288-2
2017
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sibelius: Tapiola, En Saga, Op. 9, Eight Songs
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Jean Sibelius: Tapiola, Op. 112, En Saga, Op. 9, Eight Songs, orchestrated by Aulis Sallinen
Ondine ODE 1289-5
2016
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri
Tampere Filharmonia
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Wegelius Chamber Orchestra
Finland 100: A Century of Finnish Classics, 5 CD collection celebrating 100 years of Finland's independence Orchestral Works I & II; Concertos, Vocal Works, Chamber Music
Conductors: Hannu Lintu, Leif Segerstam, John Storgårds, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Okko Kamu, Tuomas Hannikainen, Ulf Söderblom, Markus Lehtinen, Ville Matvejeff, Olli Mustonen
Soile Isokoski, soprano
Karita Mattila, soprano
Anu Komsi, soprano
Jorma Hynninen, baritone
Matti Salminen, bass
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Minna Pensola, violin
Kaija Saarikettu, violin
Marko Ylönen, cello
Anssi Karttunen, cello
Kari Kriikku, clarinet
Matti Raekallio, piano
Paavali Jumppanen, piano
Marita Viitasalo, piano
Anna Laakso, piano
Orchestral Works I & II; Concertos, Vocal Works, Chamber Music
Ondine ODE 1300-2Q

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

Chief Conductor

Hannu Lintu

General Manager
Tuula Sarotie
+358 40 844 2666

Orchestra Manager
Aino Kurki, dep.
+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

Broadcast Producer
Outi Paananen
+358 9 1480 4352

Founded 1927

Size 99 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