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
27.3.2019
19:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Keskiviikkosarja 12

Sakari Oramo
Gustav Mahler: Sinfonia nro 7 e-molli
Toinen esitys: 28.3. klo 19 Torstaisarja 9
Thu
28.3.2019
19:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Torstaisarja 9

Sakari Oramo
Gustav Mahler: Sinfonia nro 7 e-molli
Thu
4.4.2019
10:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Rastit hukassa – RSO:n koululaiskonsertti

Gustavo Gimeno
Rooleissa Sari Kallioranta ja Tarja Luoma
Dmitri Šostakovitš: Sinfonia nro 5 d-molli op. 47
Soveltuu alakoululaisille. Tilaisuus on maksuton, paikat varattava etukäteen alk. 4.3.2019 klo 8 info@versomus.fi.
Fri
5.4.2019
19:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Perjantaisarja 12

Gustavo Gimeno
Tomas Nuñez-Garcés, sello
Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia sellolle ja orkesterille op. 68
Dmitri Šostakovitš: Sinfonia nro 5 d-molli op. 47
Wed
10.4.2019
19:00
Musiikkitalo

Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Keskiviikkosarja 13

Hannu Lintu
Nicolas Altstaedt, sello
Sebastian Fagerlund: Nomade sellolle ja orkesterille, ensi kertaa Suomessa (Ylen ja Hampurin radion sinfoniaorkesterin tilaus)
Gustav Mahler: Sinfonia nro 9 D-duuri
Toinen esitys: 11.4. klo 19 Torstaisarja 10
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 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