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.

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.


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

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
Sinfonia Lahti - Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Okko Kamu, kapellimestari
Harri Ahmas: Sinfonia nro 1
Saatavana vain digitaalisena
BIS-8009 CD
Sinfonia Lahti - Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Jean Sibelius - The Symphonies
Okko Kamu, kapellimestari
Jean Sibelius: Sinfoniat nrot 1-7
Sinfonia Lahti - Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Ténor tenore! Ranskalaisia ja italialaisia ooppera aarioita
Markus Lehtinen, kapellimestari
Yinjia Gong, tenori
Giacomo Puccini: E lucevan le stelle, Recondita armonia, Che gelinda manina, Nessum dorma
Gaetano Donizetti: Ah! mes amis, Una furtiva lagrima
Giuseppe Verdi: La donna é mobile, Forse la soglia attinse, Celeste Aida
Adolphe Adam: Mes amis, écoutez I'histoire
Charles Gounod: Salut! demeure chaste et pure, Ah! léve-toi solei!
Georges Bizet: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée Jules Massenat: Pourquoi me réveiller, Ah! fuyez douce image

Sibelius Hall
Ankkurikatu 7
FI-15140 Lahti

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
Virpi Moskari, dep. until 16.1.2021
(Kristiina Palvanen)
+358 50 518 4568

Administrative Secretary
Maija Laine
+358 50 518 4596

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

+358 0600 39 3949