Vaasa City Orchestra

Vaasa City Orchestra

Regular orchestral concerts in Vaasa date back to 1930, when an Orchestra Society was founded in the town. In 1974, the orchestra became part of the City of Vaasa.

Vaasa City Orchestra comprises 31 musicians. Tomas Djupsjöbacka has been the chief conductor of the orchestra since January 2021. Orchestra’s composer-in-residence is Markus Fagerudd. The orchestra works and performs in the historical Vaasa City Hall, in the center of Vaasa.

In addition to traditional symphonic concerts, the orchestra does concerts with other musical directions, for schools etc. The orchestra frequently collaborates with other neighboring orchestras.

Vaasa City Orchestra appears at various festivals during summertime such as Ilmajoki Music Festival, Korsholm Music Festival and Lohtaja Church Music Festival.

The orchestra also collaborates in a yearly opera production with Vaasa Opera Foundation and Vaasa City Theatre.

Since 1999, every third year, Vaasa City Orchestra has organized the International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition together with Viljo and Maire Vuorio Foundation. Vaasa City Orchestra operates also as the orchestra for annual Jorma Panula conductor course.

Fri
30.4.2021
19:00
Verkkokonsertti

Vaasan kaupunginorkesteri
Vappukonsertti

Maria Itkonen
Matilda Haavisto, viulu
Anna-Leena Merikivi, viulu
Elena Hämäläinen, sello
Erica Nygård, huilu
Claudia Reyes Segovi, klarinetti
Georges Bizet: Overture from Carmen, 2'
Camille Saint-Saens: Tarantella for flute and clarinet and orchestra, 6'
Laura Netzel: Berceuse from Suite for violin and string orchestra, 4'
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5, 4'
Steve Reich: Duet for two violins and strings, 6'
Rauno Lehtinen: On hetki, 3'
Claude Debussy: Premier Rhapsody for clarinet and orch., 9'
Antonin Dvořák: Waldesruhe (Silent Woods), 8'
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 6, 4'
Rauno Lehtinen: Pink Champangne, 3'
2014
Vaasa City Orchestra
Suomalaista lyriikkaa ja romantiikkaa
Jorma Panula
Tom Nyman, tenori
Maano Männi, viulu
Ranta: Pieni kansanlaulu, Orvon huokaus (trad.)
Fougstedt: Romanssi, Aamulla varhain (trad.), Luullahan (trad.)
Madetoja: Itkisit joskus, Ljuuli (trad.)
I. Hannikainen: Rauha
Madetoja: Heijaa
Sonninen: Laulu onnesta
Palmgren: En latmansmelodi
Kuula: Notturno
Panula: Fiulifalssi
Kuula: Häämarssi, Kehtolaulu
O. Merikanto: Kesäillan Idylli
Kuula: Elegia, Lampaanpolska
Melartin: Perhosvalssi
O. Merikanto: Scherzo
Madetoja: Pieni satu
Panula: Koraali Etelä-Pohjanmaalta
Judin: Legenda
FUGA-9382
2003
Vaasa City Orchestra
Hannu Norjanen
solistiosuudet:
Bror-Erik Sulin ja Jyrki Paalanen, sello
Virpi Saraluoto, viulu
Siri Ilanko, enlgannintorvi/oboe
Janne Vilén, oboe
Kullervo Tepponen, alttoviulu
”Matkalla”
Toivo Kuula, Orkesterimusiikkia
FUGA-9167
1997
Vaasa City Orchestra
Pertti Pekkanen
Georgina Lindfors, laulu
Greek Concert:
Mikis Theodorakis, Vasilis Tsitsamis,
Manos Hadjidakis, Georges Mitsakis,
Stavros Xarhakos, Manos Loizos
XCON-100
1993
Vaasa City Orchestra
Ayis Ioannides
Tom Nyman, tenori
Joulutunnelmaa
CDXMAZ-93
Address
Vaasa City Hall, PL 3
Visiting address: Senaatinnkatu 1
FIN-65101 Vaasa
www.vaasankaupunginorkesteri.fi

Chief Conductor
Tomas Djupsjöbacka

Composer-in-Residence
Markus Fagerudd

General Manager
Mia Huhta
+358 6 325 3766
+358 40 524 8877

Communication and Marketing Coordinator
Päivi Tuisku
+358 400 860 745

Producer
Minna Läspä
+358 050 066 9101

Office Manager
Sirpa Parkkali-Tuovinen
+358 6 325 3750
+358 40 39 0547

Librarian and Stage Manager
Minjoo Ga
+358 40 178 2169

Founded 1930
(municipalized 1974)

Size 31 musicians

Concert venue
Vaasa City Hall, 400 seats

Tickets
Studio Ticket
+358 700 96525
www.netticket.fi

Telephone exchange
+358 6 325 1111