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.

Wed
2.10.2019
10:00
Espoon kulttuurikeskus

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Sirkustarinoita

Marzi Nyman, kitaristi-tirehtööri
Kaisa Niemi, sirkustirehtööri
Maksim Komaro, ohjaus
Juho Rahijärvi, valosuunnittelu ja visualisointi
Yhteistyössä: Kulps ja Circo Aero
Thu
3.10.2019
10:00
Espoon kulttuurikeskus

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Sirkustarinoita

Marzi Nyman, kitaristi-tirehtööri
Kaisa Niemi, sirkustirehtööri
Maksim Komaro, ohjaus
Juho Rahijärvi, valosuunnittelu ja visualisointi
Yhteistyössä: Kulps ja Circo Aero
Fri
4.10.2019
10:00
Espoon kulttuurikeskus

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Sirkustarinoita

Marzi Nyman, kitaristi-tirehtööri
Kaisa Niemi, sirkustirehtööri
Maksim Komaro, ohjaus
Juho Rahijärvi, valosuunnittelu ja visualisointi
Yhteistyössä: Kulps ja Circo Aero
Sat
5.10.2019
15:00
Espoon kulttuurikeskus

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Sirkustarinoita

Marzi Nyman, kitaristi-tirehtööri
Kaisa Niemi, sirkustirehtööri
Maksim Komaro, ohjaus
Juho Rahijärvi, valosuunnittelu ja visualisointi
Yhteistyössä: Circo Aereo ja Kutitus-festivaali
Thu
10.10.2019
14:00
Espoon kulttuurikeskus

Tapiola Sinfonietta
Iltapäiväkonsertti 1

Ryan Bancroft
Jukka Rantamäki, juontaja
Tōru Takemitsu: How slow the wind
Jean Sibelius: Sinfonia nro 6
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
2017
Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra
Beethoven Piano Concertos 1 & 2
Osmo Vänskä, kapellimestari
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto nr 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto nr 2
BIS 2078 SACD
2016
Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra
Stravinsky
Masaaki Suzuki, kapellimestari
Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Igor Stravinsky: Apollon Musagète
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D
BIS-2211 SACD
2015
Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra
Anna Liisa - Opera in three acts with a prologue
Jan Söderblom, kapellimestari
Helena Juntunen, Jorma Hynninen, Tanja Kauppinen, Ville Rusanen
Helsingin kamarikuoro
Veli-Matti Puumala: Anna Liisa
Ondine ODE 1254-2D

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
Juha Ahonen, on leave until 16.2.2020
Anna Jaskiewicz, dep. until 16.2.2020
+358 40 620 6051

Marketing Planner
Helena Ruhkala
+358 40 514 0358

Producer
Miina Sivula
+358 46 877 2299

Producer (season concerts) until 16.2.2020
Laura Clewer
+358 40 553 8549

Orchestra Coordinator
Susann Holmberg
+358 43 825 0833

Principal Music Librarian
Hanna Paananen
+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