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.

Fri
10.4.2020
18:00
Turun tuomiokirkko

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Pääsiäiskonsertti

Tõnu Kaljuste
Joska Lehtinen, tenori
Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis
Turun konservatorion kamarikuoro
Arvo Pärt: Trisagion, 12’
Giacomo Puccini: Messa di Gloria, 42’
Liput: 24/ 19/ 9 €
Thu
16.4.2020
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Perko Plays Parker

Jukka Perko, saksofoni
Charlie Parkerin musiikkia kamariorkesterisovituksina sekä bird-klassikoita
Liput 24/ 19/ 9 €
Sun
19.4.2020
18:00
Betel-kirkko

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Wartime Stories

Matti Koponen, viulu
Ilana Gothóni, viulu
Jasmine Beams, alttoviulu
Larimatti Punelpuro, sello
Andreas Helling, sello
Henna Jämsä, klarinetti
Pasi Helin, piano
Steve Reich: Different Trains, 28'
Olivier Messiaen: Aikojen lopun kvartetto, 48'
Liput: 24/ 19/ 9 €
Thu
23.4.2020
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Sininen Rapsodia

Jonathan Stockhammer
Andreas Boyde, piano
Samuel Barber: The School for Scandal op. 5, alkusoitto, 8’
Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso nro 1, 23’
Roy Harris: Sinfonia nro 3, 18’
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, 16’
Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid, orkesterisarja, 22’
Liput: 24/ 19/ 9 €
Fri
24.4.2020
19:00
Turun konserttitalo

Turun filharmoninen orkesteri
Sininen Rapsodia

Jonathan Stockhammer
Andreas Boyde, piano
Samuel Barber: The School for Scandal op. 5, alkusoitto, 8’
Ernest Bloch: Concerto Grosso nro 1, 23’
Roy Harris: Sinfonia nro 3, 18’
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, 16’
Aaron Copland: Billy the Kid, orkesterisarja, 22’
Liput: 24/ 19/ 9 €
2019
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Brahms IV Segerstam
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Jan Söderblom, viuluobligato
Roi Ruottinen, sello-obligato
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Leif Segerstam: Symphony No. 295 "ulFSöDErBlom in Memoriam..."

Alba Records ABCD432
2019
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven - Christus am Ölberge, Elegischer Gesang
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Hanna-Leena Haapamäki, sopraano
Jussi Myllys, tenori
Niklas Spångberg, basso
Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Christus am Ölberge, op. 85
Elegischer Gesang, op. 118

Naxos 8.573852
2019
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven - The Creatures of Prometheus
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Ludwig van Beethoven: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, op. 43

Naxos 8.573853
2019
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven - Works for Voice and Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Reetta Haavisto, sopraano
Dan Karlström, tenori
Kevin Greenlaw, baritoni
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Primo amore, piacer del ciel WoO 92,
No, non turbati WoO 92a, Ah! Perfido Op. 65,
2 Arias for Umlauf's Singspiel Die schöne Schusterin, WoO 91:
No. 1 O welch ein Leben, ein ganzes Meer von Lust,
No. 2 Soll ein Schuh nicht drücken, Prüfung des Küssens WoO 89
"Meine weise Mutter spricht", Mit Mädeln sich vertragen WoO 90 
Ne' giorni tuoi felici, WoO 93
Hess 120, Tremate, empi, tremate op. 116

Naxos 8.573882
2019
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven – Egmont
Leif Segerstam, kapellimestari
Matti Salminen, kertoja
Kaisa Ranta, sopraano
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Music for Goethe's Tragedy Egmont op. 84
Leonore, Act II: Introduction WoO 2b Hess 117
Six Minuets WoO 10
Triumphal March for the Tragedy Tarpeja by Kuffner WoO 2a Hess 117
Funeral March for Friedrich Duncker's Leonore Prohaska WoO 96

Naxos 8.573956

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)