Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra

Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra

Tapiola Sinfonietta – with precision and with feeling

The roots of the Tapiola Sinfonietta are in the lively musical scene that has flourished in the Tapiola district of Espoo since the 1960s. The orchestra is known for its broad and diverse repertoire and also for occasionally performing without a conductor. The orchestra’s sound reflects the close and profound interaction of its musicians.

Founded in 1987, the Tapiola Sinfonietta has grown from a string ensemble to a Viennese Classical orchestra with 43 members. More than half of the members have been with the orchestra throughout its thirty-year life. Unlike in any other Finnish orchestra, artistic planning is done by the orchestra itself.

The Tapiola Sinfonietta engages in long-term cooperation with its Artists in Association and has an impressive guest list of prominent conductors and soloists. The orchestra also frequently performs chamber music and engages in bold cross-genre projects.

Extensive collaboration with other cultural actors in Espoo has brought in new audiences across stylistic boundaries. Being the municipal ensemble of the City of Espoo, the orchestra performs at schools, hospitals, clinics and nursing homes in addition to its concert series.

The Tapiola Sinfonietta regularly appears at festivals in Finland and has toured in Europe, Asia and the USA. The orchestra records for the BIS, Ondine and Sony labels, and its 70-title discography is internationally recognised.

2019
Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra

Aave pyykkinarulla
József Hárs, kapellimestari
Tarja Luoma, laulu
Ulla Piispanen, laulu
Matti Tegelman, laulu, kontrabasso ja sähköbasso
Tuula Korolainen, luenta
Timo Klemettinen:
Yö saapuu, alkusoitto, Ullakolla, Dromedaari, Nastamuumio, Bermudan kolmio, Puujalka-Pete ja Lasisilmä-Lassi, Katsokaa ylös!, Otin käteen voikukkapallon, Arttu, pikku kummitus, Cayennepippuri, cocis ja coltti, Qinghai Huussa, Yö saapuu, Luuranko-Lenni, Öisin on taivas niin kuin meri, Musiikkitarina

Alba Records ABACD 20
2019
Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra

Bassoon Concertos
Jaakko Luoma, fagotti
Janne Nisonen, konserttimestari
Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Bassoon Concerto, W23
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K191
Peter von Winter: Concertino in C minor for Bassoon and Orchestra
Gioacchino Rossini: Bassoon Concerto

Ondine ODE 1324-2
2019
Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra

Saint-Saëns Piano Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 5
Jean-Jacques Kantorow, kapellimestari
Alexandre Kantorow, piano
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos no. 3, 4 & 5 "L'Egyptien"

BIS 2300 SACD
2018
Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra

Brahms: Symphonies 1-4 & Serenades
Mario Venzago, kapellimestari
Johannes Brahms:
Symphony No. 2 D-duuri
Serenade No. 1 D-duuri
Symphony No. 1 c-molli
Serenade No. 2 A-duuri
Symphony No. 3 F-duuri
Symphony No. 4 e-molli

Sony, 19075853112
2018
Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra

Tüür: Illuminatio, Whistles and Whispers, Symphony No. 8
Olari Elts, kapellimestari
Lawrence Power, alttoviulu
Genevieve Lacey, nokkahuilut
Erkki-Sven Tüür:
Illuminatio
Whistles and Whispers from Uluru
Symphony No. 8

Ondine ODE 1303-2

Address
Espoo Cultural Centre
Kulttuuriaukio 2
FI-02100 Espoo
(PL 3262, FI-02070 Espoon kaupunki)
tapiola.sinfonietta[at]espoo.fi
www.tapiolasinfonietta.fi
Twitter: [at]TSinfonietta
Facebook: fb.com/tapiolasinfonietta
Instgram: tapiolasinfonietta
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/TapiolaSinfonietta

Artists in Association
Klaus Mäkelä, conductor
Marzi Nyman, guitarist-composer

Artist in Residence
Taavi Oramo

The Artistic Board
Anna Jaskiewicz, Mikko Kujanpää, Timo Holopainen

General Manager
Anna Jaskiewicz
+358 40 620 6051

Marketing Planner
Helena Ruhkala
+358 40 514 0358

Producer
Miina Sivula
+358 46 877 2299

Producer (season concerts)
Laura Clewer
+358 40 553 8549

Orchestra Coordinator
Johanna Loima, dep.
+358 40 639 3907
Susann Holmberg, on leave until 7.8.2021
+358 43 825 0833

Principal Music Librarian
David Claudio, dep.
+358 46 877 1888

Stage Manager
Jukka Kauppi
+358 50 526 0316

Administrative assistant
Arleena Torkko
+358 43 825 9606

Civil servant
Tuomas Hokkanen
+43 825 9604

Founded 1987

Size 43 musicians

Concert venue
Espoo Cultural Centre,
773 seats

Tickets
Lippupiste
+358 600 900 900
(2,00 € / min + local access charge)

Telephone exchange
+358 9 81 621