Kuopio Symphony Orchestra

Kuopio Symphony Orchestra

Kuopio Symphony Orchestra maintains the 110-year-old orchestra tradition as the largest symphony orchestra of Eastern Finland. The first conductor of the Kuopio City Orchestra was Lauri Siimes, followed by Nicholas Smith, Pertti Pekkanen, Robert Black, Atso Almila, Shuntaro Sato, Vello Pähn, Sascha Goetzel andAlberto Hold-Garrido. The Chief Conductor as of autumn 2018 is Jaakko Kuusisto and the Second Conductor is Atso Almila. Orchestra's Conductor Laureate is Jorma Panula.

The KSO holds most of its 60 or so concerts a year at the Kuopio Music Centre. In addition to its symphonic repertoire, the orchestra also covers a wide range of genres from chamber music to crossover concerts to the enjoyment of the public. The orchestra also pursues an active art education policy.

Kuopio Symphony Orchestra has performed on tour in Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Japan and in China. The orchestra cooperates on a permanent basis with the Savonlinna Opera Festival and has played in five world premieres. It has recorded on Finlandia Records and Japanese Octavia Records labels. In 2015 the latest CD was released on Alba Records.


Kuopion Musiikkikeskus

Kuopion kaupunginorkesteri
Karita Mattila

Jaakko Kuusisto
Karita Mattila, sopraano
Liput: 55 / 45 / 40 / 25 €
Toinen esitys: 4.9. klo 19 (Kuopion Musiikkikeskuksen 35-vuotisjuhlakonsertti)
Kuopion Musiikkikeskus

Kuopion kaupunginorkesteri
Karita Mattila
Kuopion Musiikkikeskuksen 35-vuotisjuhlakonsertti

Jaakko Kuusisto
Karita Mattila, sopraano
Liput: 55 / 45 / 40 / 25 €
Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Sweet Rapture and Heartache, Beloved Opera Arias for Soprano
Alberto Hold-Garrido, kapellimestari
Marjukka Tepponen, sopraano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Welche Wonne, welche Lust, Crudele!, Non mi dir, E Susanna non vien?, Dove sono, Ruhe sanft
Gaetano Donizetti: Quel guardo, il cavaliere - So anch´io la virtu magica
Vincenzo Bellini: Oh! quante volte, Son vergin vezzosa
Charles Gounod: Ah! Je veux vivre
Jacques Offenbach: Elle a fui, la tourterelle
Gustave Charpentier: Depuis le jour
Richard Strauss: Allerseelen op. 10 no. 8, Amor op. 68 no. 5
Alba Records Oy, ABCD 377
Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Yuri Nitta
Jouko Harjanne, trumpetti
Jun Nagao: Fertile Tears
Vagn Holmboe: Concerto no. 11 for trumpet and orchestra op. 44
Knudage Riisager: Concertino for trumpet and strings op. 29
Jun Nagao: Symbiosis for solo trumpet and orchestra
Octavia Records Inc., Cryston OVCC-00025
Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Markus Lehtinen
Mari Palo, sopraano

Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne: Trois Bourreés &
Dvorák: Mesicku na nebi hlubokém (Rusalka) &
Puccini: Quando me'n vo soletta (La Boheme),  
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) & Mozart: Zeffiretti lusinghieri (Idomeneo)
Loewe/ Lerner: I Could have Danced all Night (My Fair Lady) & Herbert/ Smith: Art is Calling for Me (The Enchantress) & Gershwin: Summertime (Porgy and Bess) & Bernstein/Sondheim: I Feel Pretty & Somewhere (West Side Story) & Porter: So in Love (Kiss Me Kate) & Kern/Hammerstein: Can't Help Lovin' dat Man (Showboat)
Finlandia Records 5051011-0371-2-2
Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Markus Lehtinen
Arto Noras, sello
Cello Cantabile
Pjotr Tshaikovski: Andante cantabile &
Pezzo capriccioso & Nocturne
Alexander Glazunov: Chant du Menestrel
Jean Sibelius: Cantique & Devotion
Camille Saint-Saëns: Allegro Appassionato
Antonin Dvorák: Waldesruhe
Gabriel Fauré: Élégie
Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Finlandia Records 2564-60344-2
Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
Shuntaro Sato
Jean Sibelius:
Karelia overture, The Wood Nymph,
Spring Song, King Christian II Suite,
Nocturne, Elegy, Musette, Serenade,
Ballade, The Dryad, Dance Intermezzo,
Pan and Echo
Finlandia 0927-49598-2

Kuopionlahdenkatu 23
FI-70100 Kuopio
Fax +358 17 182 373

Principal Conductor
Jaakko Kuusisto

Second Conductor
Atso Almila

Conductor Laureate
Jorma Panula

Katariina Kummala
+358 44 718 2361

Administrative Manager
Merja Hiekkalahti
+358 44 718 2362

Marketing Manager
Sari Kauhanen
+358 44 718 2369

Producer / Publicity Manager
Elina Prepula
+358 044 718 2364

Production Coordinator
+358 44 718 2366

Orchestra Secretary
Elina Kasurinen
+358 44 718 2363

Administrative Secretary
Anne Ahtonen
+358 44 718 2375

Music Librarian
Jasper Sarinko
+358 44 718 2365

Stage & Service Managers
+358 44 718 2367

Founded 1909
(municipalized 1976)
Size 48 musicians

Concert venue
Kuopio Music Centre, Concert Hall, 1050 seats

Tickets +358 600 96 100
(1,98 €/min.+psf)

Telephone exchange
+358 17 182 111