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 2019/2020 season it will premiere four 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 Gramophone Award, BBC Music Magazine Award and the MIDEM Classical Award.

All the FRSO concerts both in Finland and abroad are streamed and broadcasted live on Yle Areena and Yle Radio 1.

Fri
22.11.2019
19:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Perjantaisarja 6

Olari Elts
Andrea Mastroni, basso
Sergei Rahmaninov: Kuolleiden saari op. 29
Modest Musorgski (orkestroinut Kalevi Aho): Kuoleman lauluja ja tansseja
Modest Musorgski: Muistoja Krimiltä
Dmitri Šostakovitš: Sinfonia nro 6 h-molli op. 54
*Myöhäisillan kamarimusiikki: 
Tomas Nuñez, sello
Kirill Kozlovski, piano
Sergei Rahmaninov: Sonaatti sellolle ja pianolle g-molli op. 19
Liput: 9-36 €
Sun
24.11.2019
15:00
Musiikkitalo, Harjoitussali PAAVO

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Kamarimusiikkikonsertti 3
Se taivaallinen tarina

Jussi Särkkä, taiteellinen suunnittelu ja fagotti
Kaisa Kortelainen, huilu
Sivan Magen, harppu
Jouko Laivuori, piano
Joseph Haydn: Trio G-duuri
Friedrich Kuhlau: Trio op. 119 
Matthew Whittall: Night, sleep, death and the stars
André Jolivet: Joulupastoraaleja
LIput: 5-11,50 €
Wed
27.11.2019
19:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Keskiviikkosarja 6

Gustavo Gimeno
Christoffer Sundqvist, klarinetti
Otto Virtanen, fagotti
Matti Heininen: Towards the extraordinary adventures of Baron Munchausen, kantaesitys (Ylen tilaus) 
Richard Strauss: Duett concertino TrV 293
Sofia Gubaidulina: Reflections on the theme B-A-C-H
Dmitri Šostakovitš: Sinfonia nro 1 f-molli op. 10
Liput: 9-36 €
Fri
6.12.2019
15:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Itsenäisyyspäivän juhlakonsertti

Klaus Mäkelä
Kari Kriikku, klarinetti
Leevi Madetoja: Kullervo op. 15
Jouni Kaipainen: Carpe diem! op. 38
Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen, neljä legendaa op. 22
Sun
8.12.2019
15:00
Musiikkitalo, Harjoitussali PAAVO

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Kamarimusiikkikonsertti 4
Trion aikamatka

Ezra Woo, taiteellinen suunnittelu ja alttoviulu
Kyeong Ham, oboe
Giuseppe Gentile, klarinetti
Mikko Ivars, sello
Jouko Laivuori, piano
J.S. Bach: Triosonaatti nro 2 c-molli BWV 526
W.A. Mozart: Kegelstatt-trio KV 498
Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio op. 11 B-duuri
Robert Kahn: Serenade op. 73
Liput: 5-11,50 €
2018
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

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

BIS-2295 SACD
2018
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Witold Lutoslawski: Symphonies 1 & 4, Jeux vénitiens
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Witold Lutoslawski:
Symphonies 1 & 4
Jeux vénitiens

Ondine ODE 1320-5
2018
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Magnus Lindberg: Tempus fugit, Violin Concerto No. 2
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Frank Peter Zimmermann, viulu
Magnus Lindberg: Tempus fugit
Magnus Lindberg: Viulukonsertto nro 2

Ondine ODE 1308-5
2018
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bela Bartók: Violin Concertos 1 & 2
Hannu Lintu, kapellimestari
Christian Tetzlaff, viulu
Béla Bartók: Viulukonsertot 1 ja 2

Ondine ODE 1317-2
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

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 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