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. Maestro Leif Segerstam has worked as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra from 2012 to May 2019. The title of Honorary Conductor of the orchestra was appointed to Segerstam in May 2019. The orchestra’s home composer is Mikko Heiniö.

The orchestra´s principal guest conductor from 2017 to 2022 is international star violinist and conductor Julian Rachlin. Nationally and internationally renowned as a top artist, conductor, pianist and composer Olli Mustonen has been named as the new Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. Mustonen has taken up his new role on 1 January 2021.

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. In 2019, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra won International Classical Music Awards –award for Best Collection with recording of Jean Sibelius´ Incidental Music, recorded under the baton of Leif Segerstam.

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.

Wed
28.4.2021
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Valovoimaa

Julian Rachlin
Sarah McElravy, alttoviulu
Max Bruch: Kaksoiskonsertto e-molli op. 88, 22'
Franz Schubert: Sinfonia nro 8 h-molli "Keskeneräinen", 24'
Johannes Brahms: Viulukonsertto D-duuri op. 77, 39'
Liput: 25 | 20 | 10 €
Thu
29.4.2021
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Valovoimaa

Julian Rachlin
Sarah McElravy, alttoviulu
Max Bruch: Kaksoiskonsertto e-molli op. 88, 22'
Franz Schubert: Sinfonia nro 8 h-molli "Keskeneräinen", 24'
Johannes Brahms: Viulukonsertto D-duuri op. 77, 39'
Liput: 25 | 20 | 10 €
Sat
1.5.2021
15:00
Verkkokonsertti

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Vappukonsertti

Jaakko Kuusisto
Aili Ikonen, laulu
Thu
6.5.2021
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Sininen rapsodia

Jonathan Stockhammer
Andreas Boyde, piano
Paul Hindemith: Konzertmusik op. 49 pianolle, vaskille ja harpulle, 21'
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, 16'
Johannes Brahms: Sinfonia nro 4 e-molli op. op. 98, 45'
Liput: 25 | 20 | 10 €
Wed
12.5.2021
19:00
Sigyn-sali

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Nuorten solistien konsertti 2021

Tuomas Pirilä
Liput: 25 | 20 | 10 €
2020
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Romance
Jukka Iisakkila, kapellimestari
Christina Åstrand, viulu
Otto Malling: Koncertfantasi op. 20
P.E. Lange-Müller: Romance op. 63
Ludolf Nielsen: Romance op. 20
Ludolf Nielsen: Berceuse op. 9
August Enna: Romance & Barcarole
Carl Nielsen: Romance op. 2
Louis Glass: Romance op. 29
Niels W. Gade: Capriccio
Johan Svendsen: Romance op. 26
(A. Enna, C. Nielsen & L. Glass World premiere recordings)

Dacapo Records 6.220652
2020
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Aina matkalla jonnekin
Antti Rissanen, kapellimestari
Egotrippi
Knipi: Vieläkö mut voi pelastaa, Valssi, Asfaltin pinta, Mestaripiirros, Matkustaja, Varovasti nyt, Kuka vain käy, Nämä ajat eivät ole meitä varten
Kauste: Vuosi nolla, Sininen, Hyvästi naiset
Knipi & M. Kauste: Mustat varjot
Knipi & M. von Hertzen: Unihiekkaa

Warner Music Finland 5054197081927
2020
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

MAHLER 4
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Essi Luttinen, mezzosopraano
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major

Alba ABCD454
2020
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

BEETHOVEN - Mass in C major
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Kaisa Ranta, sopraano
Niina Keitel, mezzosopraano
Topi Lehtipuu, tenori
Tuomas Katajala, tenori
Nicholas Söderlund, basso
Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Mass in C major op. 86
Vestas Feuer Hess 115
Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt op. 112

Naxos 8.574017
2020
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

BEETHOVEN - Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, Cantata on the Accession of Leopold II
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Reetta Haavisto, sopraano
Johanna Lehesvuori, sopraano
Tuomas Katajala, tenori
Juha Kotilainen, basso
Niklas Spångberg, basso
Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis
Key Ensemble
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Kantate auf den Tod Kaiser Josephs II WoO 87 "Trauerkantate"
Kantate auf die Erhebung Leopold II zur Kaiserwürde, WoO 88

Naxos 8.574077

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

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Olli Mustonen, from 1.1.2021

Principal Guest Conductor
Julian Rachlin

Conductor Laureate
Paavo Berglund
Leif Segerstam

Composer-in-Residence
Mikko Heiniö

Chief Executive
Nikke Isomöttönen
+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

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)