Oulu Sinfonia - Oulu Symphony Orchestra

Oulu Sinfonia - Oulu Symphony Orchestra

Various attempts to found an orchestra were made in Oulu from 1856 onwards. A Music Association was formed in 1934, and three years later the Oulu Orchestra gave its first concert, conducted by Reino Kahra. The Oulu Symphony Orchestra was taken over by the City of Oulu in 1961. Since 1983 the orchestra has had a permanent home at the Madetoja Hall renowned for its excellent acoustics.

The Chief Conductor of the orchestra is Johannes Gustavsson. In addition to symphony concerts, the orchestra plays in opera performances at the City Theatre.

The orchestra has recorded the complete orchestral works by Leevi Madetoja, including the ballet pantomime Okon Fuoko, on the Alba Records label. In 1999 the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) awarded the orchestra the Record of the Year Prize for the second album in the Madetoja series, The Spirit Home of my Soul, The first opera recording ever to be made in Oulu, of The House of the Sun, by Einojuhani Rautavaara, was released in 2003. Messenius and Lucia, an opera by Olli Kortekangas, was released on a CD in summer in 2006. Hakola & Hosokawa Guitar Concertos was released in May 2013 with the guitarist Timo Korhonen and the conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Oulu Symphony turned 80 in the year 2017.

Oulu Sinfonia - Oulu Symphony Orchestra
Uuno Klami, Einar Englund: Violin Concertos
Johannes Gustavsson, kapellimestari
Benjamin Schmid, viulu

Einar Englund: Violin Concerto (1981)
Uuno Klami: Violin Concerto (1943/1954)
Ondine ODE 1278-2
Oulu Sinfonia - Oulu Symphony Orchestra
Hakola & Hosokawa Guitar Concertos
Santtu-Matias Rouvali
Timo Korhonen, kitara
Kimmo Hakola: Guitar Concerto
Toshio Hosokawa: Voyage IX, Awakening for guitar and strings with percussion
Toshio Hosokawa: Blossoming II for chamber orchestra
Ondine ODE 1219-2
Oulu Sinfonia - Oulu Symphony Orchestra
Dmitri Slobodeniouk
Helena Juntunen, sopraano
Mozart Arias & Overtures
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Ouverture, Così fan tutte KV 588, 1789
Aria Come scoglio, Così fan tutte
Ouverture, Idomeneo KV 366, 1781
Recitativo Quando avran fine omai, Idomeneo
Aria Padre, germani, addio!, Idomeneo
Ouverture, Lucio Silla KV 135, 1772
Aria Nehmt meinen Dank KV 383,1782
Ouverture, La clemenza di Tito KV 621, 1791
Recitativo E Susanna non vien!, Le nozze di Figaro KV 492, 1776
Aria Dove sono, Le nozze di Figaro
Ouverture, Die Zauberflöte KV 620, 1791
Bella mia fiamma KV 528, 1787
Recitativo Bella mia fiamma
Aria Resta, oh cara
Alba ABCD 267
Oulu Sinfonia - Oulu Symphony Orchestra
Arvo Volmer
Hannu Niemelä, Päivi Nisula, Essi Luttinen, Niklas Spångberg, Riku Pelo,
Lassi Virtanen, Jouni Kokora, Paula Etelävuori, Jaakko Kuusela, Kasper Parkkinen,
Jari Posti, Elli Seeskorpi, Pertti Sveholm
Oulun Kamarikuoro
Ynnin Pojat
Olli Kortekangas: Messenius ja Lucia
kaksinäytöksinen ooppera
Ondine ODE 1073-2D
Oulu Sinfonia - Oulu Symphony Orchestra
Arvo Volmer
Kirsi Tiihonen, sopraano
Tuomas Katajala, tenori
Leevi Madetoja Orchestral Works 5
Leevi Madetoja: Kullervo-alkusoitto op. 15
Väinämöisen kylvö op. 46
Pieni sarja op. 12
Syksy op. 68
Okon Fuoko –sarja Ii, koonnut Arvo Volmer opuksesta 58
Alba ABCD 211

PL 4
FI-90015 Oulun kaupunki 
Fax +358 8 5584 7299
Address to visit
Leevi Madetojan katu 1-3

Chief Conductor
Johannes Gustavsson

General Manager
Maija Kuusisto
+358 40 663 6699

Heli Perkkiö
+358 44 703 7220

HR and Economics
Saara Niemelä
+358 40 749 9914

Stage Manager/
Music Librarian

Esa-Tapio Lukka
+358 44 703 7222

Producer, Stage Manager
Rauno Rankinen
+358 50 565 1387

Founded 1937
(municipalized 1961)

Size 61 musicians

Concert venue
Madetoja Hall, 816 seats

+358 600 10 800
1,98 € /min + local access charge