Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

The roots of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra stretch back to the year 1790 and the founding of The Musical Society in Turku. The oldest orchestra in Finland – and one of the oldest in the world – the Turku Philharmonic was taken over by its host City in 1927. At the time it had 29 players, as against 74 today. The Artistic Director and Chief Conductorsince 2012 is Leif Segerstam. The orchestra's home composer is Mikko Heiniö.

The orchestra has been on tour to Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Germany, Hungary and China. It released its first record in 1979. Year 2015 the orchestra released six CDs of Jean Sibelius' music with conductor Leif Segerstam. Favourite Finnish Classics (1995) and Karita's Christmas (2002) both merited a platinum disc. Conductor Juha Kangas and the Turku Philharmonics won the EMMA award for Classical Album of the Year for their recording Transient Moods – Rajatiloja, published in 2009, with music by P.H. Nordgren.

Side by side with the weekly symphony concerts, the orchestra's chamber music ensembles perform in the historical venues of Turku and the beautiful archipelago. The orchestra also puts on concerts for the whole family and takes regularly part in opera productions. Also, Turku Philharmonic works with accessibility questions and is leading the way in Finland on the field of Internet concerts. The orchestra streams live concerts on its website on a monthly basis.

Thu
13.12.2018
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Jouluinen unelma

Erkki Lasonpalo
Mari Palo, sopraano
Toinen esitys: 14.12.
Liput: 23/18/9 €
Fri
14.12.2018
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Jouluinen unelma

Erkki Lasonpalo
Mari Palo, sopraano
Liput: 23/18/9 €
Sat
15.12.2018
15:00
Villa Marjaniemi

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Neljä ruokolajia

Takuya Takashima, oboe
Olli Leppäniemi, klarinetti
Etienne Boudreault, fagotti, ohjelmiston suunnnittelija
Emil Holmström, piano
Francis Poulenc: Trio oboelle, fagotille ja pianolle, 12'
Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio klarinetille, fagotille ja pianolle op. 11 "Gassenhauer", 22'
Jean Françaix: Divertissement oboelle, klarinetille ja fagotille, 11'
Florent Schmitt: Á tour d'anches oboelle, klarinetille, fagotille ja pianolle op. 97, 15'
Liput: 23/18/9 €
Thu
17.1.2019
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Neljä viimeistä laulua – Fyra sista sånger

Leif Segerstam
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, sopraano
Richard Strauss: Kuolema ja kirkastus op. 24, 24’
Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, 22‘
Richard Strauss: Don Juan op. 20, 18’
Richard Strauss: Ruusuritari-sarja, 22’
Liput: 23,00 / 18,00 / 9,00 €
Fri
18.1.2019
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Neljä viimeistä laulua

Leif Segerstam
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, sopraano
Richard Strauss: Kuolema ja kirkastus op. 24, 24’
Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder, 22‘
Richard Strauss: Don Juan op. 20, 18’
Richard Strauss: Ruusuritari-sarja, 22’
Liput: 23,00 / 18,00 / 9,00 €
2017
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Brahms II Segerstam
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Leif Segerstam: Symphony No. 289 "When a Cat Visited"
Alba Records ABCD 403
2016
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Brahms/Segerstam
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Leif Segerstam: Symphony No. 1 "Letting the FLOW go on...”
Alba ABCD 390
2016
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Sulle salaisuuden kertoa mä voisin
Vellu Halkosalmi, kapellimestari
Johanna Iivanainen, laulu
Jukka Perko, saksofoni
Turku Jazz Orchestra
Aaltoila/Hellaakoski: Haukka
Chydenius/Kaipainen: Nuoruustango
Malmstén/Ryynänen: Auringon lapset
Malmstén/Ryynänen: Laulu onnesta
Godzinsky/Laine: Sulle salaisuuden kertoa mä voisin
Jurva/Pekkarinen: Väliaikainen
Chydenius/Mikkola: Laulu kuolleesta rakastetusta
Donner/Oksanen: Kuka kertoisi minulle
Jurva/Pekkarinen: Kaikki kääntyy vielä kerran parhain päin
Tikanmäki/Leskinen: Balladi
Alba ABCD 16
2015
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Pia Pajala, sopraano
Tuomas Katajala, tenori
Nicholas Söderlund, basso
Mikaela Palmu, viulu
Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis
Jean Sibelius:
Jedermann op. 83
Two Serious Melodies op. 77 nro 1 ja 2
In memoriam op. 59
Naxos 8.573340
2015
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Pia Pajala, sopraano
Waltteri Torikka, baritoni
Jean Sibelius:
Musiikkia näytelmään Kuolema
Kung Kristian II op. 27
Overture a-molli
Kom nu hit död op. 60/1
Hållilå uti storm och I regn op. 60/2
Naxos 8.573299

Address
Sibeliuksenkatu 2 A,
FI-20100 Turku
Fax +358 2 262 0830 
orchestra[at]turku.fi
www.tfo.fi

Chief Concudtor
Leif Segerstam

Principal Guest Conductor
Julian Rachlin

Conductor Laureate
Paavo Berglund

Composer-in-Residence
Mikko Heiniö

Chief Executive
Maati Rehor
+358 40 359 1643
+358 2 262 0801

Manager
Niina Helander
+358 44 907 2096
+358 02 262 0802

Office Clerk
Auli Kvarnberg
+358 2 262 0804

Producer
Heidi Pulkkinen
+358 44 907 2090
+358 2 262 0805

Publicity Manager and Marketing
Paula Kahtola
  +358 44 907 2091
+358 2 262 0807

Ticket sales & Customer service
Susanna Lehtonen
Sanna Wolstenholme
+358 2 262 0333

Music Librarian
György Pongracz
+358 41 507 3680
+358 2 262 0808

Caretakers
Janne Saviranta
+358 44 907 2093
Ari Nurminen
+358 44 907 2094

Light and Sound Master
Eerik Hovi
+358 40 140 8562

Stage Managers
Hannu Suvanto
+358 50 556 9470
Ari Kankare
+358 44 907 2092

Founded 1790
(municipalized 1927)

Size 74 musicians

Concert venues
Concert Hall, 1002 seats
Turku Cathedral, 1000 seats

Tickets
Lippupiste
+358 600 900 900
(1,98 € / min + local access charge)