Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orhestra (OCO), founded by the Orchestra's Honorary Conductor Juha Kangas in 1972, has been a professional orchestra since 1989. The homogeneous sound and dynamic impact of the Orchestra are a result of years of playing together. Since autumn 2013, Sakari Oramo serves as the Artistic Director of the Orchestra.

The Orchestra’s repertoire covers periods in the history from the Baroque to the present day. The OCO has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of contemporary Finnish music. Many Finnish composers have written and dedicated works to the Orchestra. It has also close contacts with composers in Scandinavia and the Baltic countries and has premiered more than 150 works to date.

The OCO performs regularly with top international soloists and has released more than 60 recordings. Its foreign tours have taken it to several European countries, Japan and New York. In summer 2017, the orchestra performed at the famous Mozartfest in Würzburg, Germany.

The Orchestra was awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize In 1993. In 1995, the OCO and its conductor Juha Kangas were awarded the Creation (Luomus) Prize by the Finnish Composers' International Copyright Society (Teosto) and in 1998 the Madetoja Prize by the Society of Finnish Composers and the Record of the Year Prize by the Finnish Broadcasting Company. In 2004, the Orchestra’s and Tampere Philharmonia’s CD with Vasks’ music was awarded the international Cannes Classical prize The Record of the Year. OCO’s and Sakari Oramo’s recording of C.Ph.E. Bach’s Symphonies 1-6 was awarded an Emma in the category "Best classical album 2014”. The same record was also nominated in the BBC Music Awards. Also, the record "Favourite English Strings” by OCO and Oramo, was nominated for Emma prize in the category Best classical album 2016.

Sat
15.12.2018
19:00
Kokkolan kirkko

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri
Joulukonsertti

Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, joht. & viulu
Juho Punkeri, tenori
Giuseppe Torelli: Concerto grosso op. 8/6, "Joulukonsertto"
Georg Friedrich Händel: Comfort ye & Ev'ry valley oratoriosta Messias
Georg Friedrich Händel: Pifa oratoriosta Messias
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Nöels
J.S. Bach: Ich will nur dir zur Ehren leben Jouluoratoriosta
Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto grosso op. 6/8, "Joulukonsertto"
sekä perinteisiä joululauluja
Sat
12.1.2019
16:00
Snellman-sali

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri
Soinnin sylissä

Jan Söderblom
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento F-duuri
Harri Vuori: Lentoon
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Pelimannit
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgilainen konsertto nro 3, 1. osa
Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony; Sarabande
Edvard Grieg: Kevät
Tšaikovski: Serenadi; Finale: Tema russo
Toinen esitys klo 19.00
Sat
19.1.2019
19:00
Snellman-sali

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri
Kirje tuolle puolen

Juha Kangas
Kalle Randalu, piano
Pehr Henrik Nordgren: Koko maailma valittanee
Kalevi Aho: Kirje tuolle puolen, kantaesitys
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Pianokonsertto nro 14 Es-duuri, KV 449
Johann Sebastian Bach (sov. Reger): Aaria "O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross"
Pehr Henrik Nordgren: TRANSE-CHORAL
Liput: 25/20/10 €, KP-etukortilla 22/17/7 €
Fri
1.2.2019
19:00
Kaustinen-sali

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri
Uutta kohti
Vierailukonsertti Kaustisen Kamarimusiikkiviikolla

Janne Nisonen
Kaisa Kortelainen, huilu
Eugène Ysaÿe: Exil
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Huilukonsertto d-molli, Wq 22 H. 484.1
José Maria Sanches-Verdú: Qabriyyat
David Bowie: Heat
Gerald Finzi: Romanssi op. 11
Michael Tippett: A little music
Fri
8.2.2019
19:00
Snellman-sali

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri
Beethoven 3

Sakari Oramo
Martin Owen, käyrätorvi
Osmo Tapio Räihälä: Stream
Richard Strauss: Käyrätorvikonsertto nro 2
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sinfonia nro 3
Liput: 25/20/10 €
2017
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Reflections of a River Valley/A Potrait of the Composer Erik Fordell
Juha Kangas, kapellimestari
Anu Komsi & Meeri Pulakka, sopraano
Monica Groop, altto
Reijo Tunkkari, viulu
Kirill Kozlovsky & Tero Tavaila, piano
Aglepta-kuoro johtajanaan Malin Storbjörk
Pulakka-kvatetti (Timo Pulakka, huilu, Pekko Pulakka; viulu, Hajnalka Stadi, alttoviulu ja Lauri Pulakka, sello)
Erik Fordell:
Toner (1953), Pohjoismainen romanssi (1950-luku), Vårvisa (1941), Suomalainen kansansävelmä (1950-luku), Månvaka (1946), Huhtikuun viimeinen ilta (1953), Kansanlaulu Keski-Pohjanmaalta (1955), Tre älvdalsbilder (1974), Kansanlaulu Keski-Pohjanmaalta II (1970), Finnes blomma än (1963), Romans från älvdalen (1951), Natt (1951), Nocturne (1940-luvun alku), Redan ljusnar julinatten (1946), Sommarängen (1981), Kansanlaulu Keski-Pohjanmaalta III (1978), Divertimento Pulakka II (1975) , Impromptu (1950), Benediktus (1960), Pianonoter (1962), Ein storan bond (1976), Gammal folkmelodi från Vittsar (1980)
Alba Records ABCD 404
2017
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Dedicated to
Juha Kangas, kapellimestari
Kalevi Aho: "...frozen are the restless waters” (1995-96)
Onute Narbutaite: Was there a butterfly? (2013)
Erkki Salmenhaara: Elegia II for two string quartets (1963)
Erkki Salmenhaara: Elegia V for string orchestra (1995)
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Into the heart of light Canto V (2011)
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Canto V (2011)
Peteris Vasks: Musica serena (2015)
Alba Records ABCD 414
2016
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Favourite English Strings
Sakari Oramo, kapellimestari
Benjamin Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, op. 10
Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings, op. 20
Gerald Finzi: Romance for String Orchestra, op. 11
Frank Bridge: Three Idylls
Frank Bridge: Two Old English Songs
Alba ABCD 387
2016
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Storm – Fear
Juha Kangas, kapellimestari
Monica Groop, mezzosopraano
Henri Sigfridsson, piano
Pehr Henrik Nordgren: Konsertto nro 2 pianolle, jousille ja lyömäsoittimille, op. 112
Pehr Henrik Nordgren: Konsertto pianolle (vasemmalle kädelle) ja kamariorkesterille, op. 129
Pehr Henrik Nordgren: Laulusarja Edith Södergranin runoihin mezzosopraanolle, jousille ja harpulle, op. 123
Alba ABCD 399
2015
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Silent moods
Juha Kangas, kapellimestari
Villem Kapp: Elegie
Lare-Erik Larsson: Liten serenad op. 12
Erik Fordell: I folkton
Karl-Birger Blomdahl: Adagio ur Teatermusik nr 1 Vaknatten
Einar Englund: Serenata
Eduard Oja: Vaikivad meeleolud
Jēkabs Mediņš: Legenda
Aarre Merikanto: Serenade für Streichorchester mit Violoncell-solo (Marko Ylönen, sello)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Elegie
Alba ABCD 380

Address
Mannerheiminaukio 4
FI-67100 Kokkola
orch[at]kamariorkesteri.fi
www.kamariorkesteri.fi

Artistic Director
Sakari Oramo

Honorary Conductor
Juha Kangas

General Manager
Marjukka Puutio
+358 6 824 2253
+358 400 630 166

Publicity Manager
Sara Nikula-Nyman
+358 6 824 2252
+358 40 762 7616

Finance Manager
Merja Tikkala
+358 6 824 2251
+358 400 878 740

Producer, Education
Aino Häli
+358 400 250 906

Programme Coordinator
Lauri Pulakka
+358 50 351 1709

Music Librarian
Visa Jämsä
+358 40 524 1550

Office
+358 6 824 2250

Founded
1972 (OCO), 1973 (KO)

Size 20 (OCO),
64 (KO) musicians

Concert venues
Snellman Hall, 577 seats
Concervatory Hall,
243 seats
Church of Kokkola,
1200 seats
Church of Kaarlela,
800 seats

Tickets
www.lipputoimisto.fi
0600 95020 (1,98 € /min + pvm/mpm)
Luckan i Karleby
+358 50 347 0527
Kokkola Tourist Office
+358 40 806 5075
Office +358 6 824 2250