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 Conductor from 2012 to the end of spring season 2019 was Leif Segerstam. Segerstam was appointed TPO:s Honorary Conductor on 16th of May 2019. 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. 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
23.1.2020
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Kiinalainen uusivuosi

Tianyi Lu
Huang Mengla, viulu
Huang Ruo: Folk Songs, 12’
He Zhanhao & Chen Gang: Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto, ensi kertaa Suomessa, 29’
Antonín Dvořák: Sinfonia nro 9 e-molli op. 95, ”Uudesta maailmasta”, 40’
Liput 24/ 19/ 9 €
Fri
24.1.2020
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Kiinalainen uusivuosi

Tianyi Lu
Huan Mengla, viulu
Huang Ruo: Folk Songs, 12’
He Zhanhao & Chen Gang: Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto, 29’
Antonín Dvořák: Sinfonia nro 9 e-molli op. 95, ”Uudesta maailmasta”, 40’
Liput 24/ 19/ 9 €
Fri
31.1.2020
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Music of Eva Dahlgren

Anna-Maria Helsing
Emma Salokoski, laulu
Liput 32/ 27/ 17 €
Sun
2.2.2020
14:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Lasten musiikkisalonki

Matti Koponen, viulu
Eveliina Kytömäki, piano
Jukka Aaltonen, kertoja
Alan Ridout: Ferdinand-härkä sooloviululle ja kertojalle, 13'
Francis Poulenc: Tarina Babarista, 28'
Liput 18/ 9 €
- Toinen esitys klo 16
Thu
6.2.2020
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Pohjoisen valo

Jukka Untamala
Pekka Kuusisto, viulu
Outi Tarkiainen: Yön auringon variaatiot, ensi kertaa Suomessa, 11’
Carl Nielsen: Viulukonsertto op. 33, 34’
Jean Sibelius: Sinfonia nro 4 a-molli op. 63, 40’
Liput 24/ 19/ 9 €
2018
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Brahms III Segerstam
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Tanja Nisonen, käyrätorviobligato
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Leif Segerstam: Symphony No. 294 "Songs of a UNICORN heralding..."

Alba Records ABCD 420
2018
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Kalevi Aho Timpani Concerto | Piano Concerto 1
Erkki Lasonpalo, kapellimestari
Eva Ollikainen, kapellimestari
Ari-Pekka Mäenpää, timpani
Sonja Fräki, piano
Kalevi Aho:
Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra
Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra

BIS-2306
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

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

Principal Guest Conductor
Julian Rachlin

Conductor Laureate
Leif Segerstam
Paavo Berglund

Composer-in-Residence
Mikko Heiniö

Chief Executive
Maati Rehor
+358 40 359 1643

Manager
Niina Helander
+358 44 907 2096

Office Clerk
Auli Kvarnberg
+358 2 262 0804

Producer
Heidi Pulkkinen
+358 44 907 2090

Publicity Manager and Marketing
Paula Kahtola
+358 44 907 2091

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

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

House Manager
Janne Saviranta
+358 44 907 2093

Caretaker
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)