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 CPO labels, and its 60-title discography is internationally recognised.

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
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:
Whistles and Whispers from Uluru
Symphony No. 8

Ondine ODE 1303-2
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
Tapiola Sinfonietta - Espoo City Orchestra
Masaaki Suzuki, kapellimestari
Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Igor Stravinsky: Apollon Musagète
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D
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

Espoo Cultural Centre
Kulttuuriaukio 2
FI-02100 Espoo
(PL 3262, FI-02070 Espoon kaupunki)
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Artists in Association
Mario Venzago, Alexander Melnikov, Marzi Nyman, Klaus Mäkelä

The Artistic Board
Juha Ahonen, Mikko Kujanpää, Timo Holopainen

General Manager
Juha Ahonen
+358 50 395 2227

II Manager
Anna Jaskiewicz
+358 40 620 6051

Marketing Planner
Helena Ruhkala
+358 40 514 0358

Orchestra Coordinator
Susann Holmberg
+358 43 825 0833

Miina Sivula
+358 46 877 2299

Principal Music Librarian
Hanna Paananen
+358 46 877 1888

Stage Manager
Jukka Kauppi
+358 50 526 0316

Office Employee
Arleena Torkko
+358 43 825 9606

Founded 1987

Size 43 musicians

Concert venue
Espoo Cultural Centre,
766 seats

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

Telephone exchange
+358 9 81 621