Sinfonia Lahti - Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Sinfonia Lahti - Lahti Symphony Orchestra

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra is an orchestra for Lahti, Finland and the world that is proud of its traditions but also has an innovative attitude. At the heart of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s activity is a broad and wide-ranging series of symphony concerts, plus high-quality concerts of lighter music. Considerable emphasis is laid on work directed at children and young people in the Lahti area. The orchestra is based at the Sibelius Hall, the acoustics of which have been listed as among the best in the world by such publications as The Guardian, the Wall Street Journal and Die Welt.

For some decades the chief conductors have been Finnish musicians of worldwide renown – Osmo Vänskä, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Okko Kamu and most recently Dima Slobodeniouk, who took over as principal conductor in the autumn of 2016. The same conductors have also served as artistic director of the Sibelius Festival that the orchestra has organized since 2000. In the autumn of 2021 Dalia Stasevska will begin her tenure as the orchestra’s chief conductor and the artistic director of the Sibelius Festival. Conductor Anja Bihlmaier took up the position of the orchestra’s principal guest conductor in the autumn of 2020.

The widespread worldwide acclaim of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra stems from its extensive catalogue of recordings, numerous international tours and online concerts. More than thirty years of recordings, mostly for the Swedish BIS label, have resulted in around a hundred discs, many international record prizes, three platinum discs and seven gold discs, which have sold a total of more than 1.2 million copies worldwide. Its Sibelius recordings with Osmo Vänskä – among them the original versions of the composer’s Violin Concerto and Fifth Symphony – have been especially well received, and laid the foundations of the orchestra’s international reputation for playing Sibelius. Music by the orchestra’s composer laureate Kalevi Aho has also played a major role in its recording production.

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra was the first orchestra in the world to start regular concert broadcasts online at the ClassicLive website in 2007. The Lahti Symphony Orchestra Carbon Free project, which started in 2015, earned the international Classical:NEXT Innovation Prize in 2018.

 

Sat
1.5.2021
13:00
Verkkokonsertti

Lahden kaupunginorkesteri - Sinfonia Lahti
Vappumatinea - Nuotinkääntäjän sketsi

Tarmo Peltokoski
Iiro Rantala, piano
Martti Suosalo, näyttelijä
Richard Wagner: Meistersinger -alkusoitto, 7'
Best of Beethoven, 15'
Leonard Bernstein: Candide-alkusoitto, 4'
Nuotinkääntäjän sketsi, Pjotr Tšaikovski: Pianokonsertto nro 1 op. 23 b-molli, 13'
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Thu
6.5.2021
19:00
Verkkokonsertti

Lahden kaupunginorkesteri - Sinfonia Lahti
Sinfoniakonsertti

Dalia Stasevska
Maaria Leino, viulu
Mikaela Palmu, viulu
Jess Gillam, saksofoni
Steve Reich: Duo kahdelle viululle ja jousiorkesterille, 5'
Gavin Bryars: The Green Ray sopraanosaksofonille ja kamariorkesterille, 20'
Jean Sibelius: Sinfonia nro 3 op. 52, 29'
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Thu
20.5.2021
19:00
Verkkokonsertti

Lahden kaupunginorkesteri - Sinfonia Lahti
Sinfoniakonsertti

Dima Slobodeniouk
Jan Lehtola, urut
Kaija Saariaho: Maan varjot, uruille ja orkesterille, 18'
Pjotr Tšaikovski: Sinfonia nro 5 op. 64 e-molli, 50'
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2020
Sinfonia Lahti - Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Peluri ja Kivinen kukka
Dima Slobodeniouk, kapellimestari
Sergei Prokofjev: Neljä muotokuvaa ja loppuratkaisu oopperasta Peluri, op. 49
Orkesterisarja baletista Kivinen kukka Hääsarja op. 126
Mustalaisfantasia op. 127 Hääsarja

BIS Records BIS-2301 SACD
2020
Sinfonia Lahti - Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Dima Slobodeniouk
Colin Currie, percussion 
Kalevi Aho: Sieidi, Symphony No. 5

BIS-2336 SACD
2019
Sinfonia Lahti - Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Haochen Zhang - Tsaikovskin & Prokofjevin pianokonsertot
Dima Slobodeniouk, kapellimestari
Haochen Zhang, piano
Pjotr Tsaikovski: Pianokonsertto nro 1
Sergei Prokofjev: Pianokonsertto nro 2

BIS-2381 SACD
2016
Sinfonia Lahti - Lahti Symphony Orchestra
São Paulon sinfoniaorkesteri
Sharon Bezaly plays Flute Concertos by Khachaturian & Rautavaara
Enrique Diemecke, kapellimestari
Dima Slobodeniouk, kapellimestari
Sharon Bezaly, huilu
Aram Hatšaturjan: Huilukonsertto
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Huilukonsertto - alkuperäinen versio neljälle huilulle - korjattu versio kolmelle huilulle
BIS-1849 SACD
2016
Sinfonia Lahti - Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Okko Kamu, kapellimestari
Harri Ahmas: Sinfonia nro 1
Saatavana vain digitaalisena
BIS-8009 CD

Address
Sibelius Hall
Ankkurikatu 7
FI-15140 Lahti
www.sinfonialahti.fi

Principal Conductor
Dima Slobodeniouk

Composer laureate
Kalevi Aho

General Manager
Teemu Kirjonen
+358 50 518 4597

Deputy General Manager
Maija Kylkilahti
+358 50 518 4486

Marketing Manager
Taina Räty
+358 50 518 4595

Sales Secretary
Kristiina Palvanen
+358 50 518 4568

Administrative Secretary
Päivi Salomaa
+358 50 518 4596

Secretary
Erja Toivonen
+358 44 716 1737

Music Librarian
Essi Kirjovaara
+358 50 518 4569

Stage Managers
Mika Kupari
+358 50 518 4487
Jaakko-Pekka Pätynen
+358 50 559 4028

Founded 1909
(municipalized 1949)

Size 67 musicians

Concert venue
Sibelius Hall, 1229 seats

Tickets
+358 0600 39 3949