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
23.3.2019
19:00
Snellman-sali

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri
Suuri jousiorkesterikonsertti

Thomas Kemp
Mari Palo, sopraano
Peter Warlock: Capriol-sarja
William Walton: Touch her soft lips and part
Henry Purcell: Chaconne
Edward Elgar: Serenadi
Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia Thomas Tallisin teemasta
Liput: 25/20/10 €
Thu
28.3.2019
19:00
Kaukametsän sali, Kajaani

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri
Vierailukonsertti

Aarne Pelkonen, baritoni
Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonia X
Johann Sebastian Bach: Kantaatti "Ich habe genug"
Felix Mendelssohn: Oktetto (jousiorkesteriversio)
Thu
4.4.2019
19:00
Raatihuone

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri
Kamarimusiikkia Raatihuoneella

KAAÅS-trio:
Annemarie Åström, viulu
Ulla Lampela, sello
Tiina Karakorpi, piano
sekä Hanna Pakkala, alttoviulu
Liput: 22/17/7 €
Sat
13.4.2019
19:00
Snellman-sali

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri
Beethoven 4

Klaus Mäkelä
Senja Rummukainen, sello
Ludwig van Beethoven: Prometheus-alkusoitto
Camille Saint-Saëns: Sellokonsertto
Sauli Zinovjev: Recharged, kantaesitys
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sinfonia nro 4
Liput: 25/20/10 €
Sat
27.4.2019
14:00
Keski-Pohjanmaan konservatorion sali

Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri
Lastenmusiikin ikivihreät

Eeva-Leena Pokela, kantele ja laulu
Lastenmusiikkiorkesteri Loiskis
Liput: 18/8 €
Toinen esitys: klo 16.00
2018
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

Pehr Henrik Nordgren: Evocations
Kokkola Quartet:
Reijo Tunkkari, viulu
Annica Brännkärr, viulu
Hanna Pakkala, alttoviulu
Lauri Pulakka, sello
Marko Ylönen, sello
Eija Kankaanranta, kantele
Nordgren, Pehr Henrik:
String Quartet No. 3
Equivocations
Sonata For Violoncello Solo
String Quintet

Alba Records ABCD 421
2018
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

A Finnish Elegy
Juha Kangas, kapellimestari
Jari Valo, viulu
Jukka Harju, käyrätorvi
Pehr Henrik Nordgren:
Konsertto nro 4 viululle ja jousiorkesterille op. 90
Kallioon piirretty op. 100
Konsertto käyrätorvelle ja jousille op. 95

Alba Records ABCD 425
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
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
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

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
+358 400 630 166

Publicity Manager
Sara Nikula-Nyman
+358 40 762 7616

Finance Manager
Merja Tikkala
+358 400 878 740

Producer, Education
Aino Häli
+358 400 250 906

Programme Coordinator
Lauri Pulakka
+358 50 351 1709

Music Librarian
Sampsa Kujala, dep. until 31.5.
+358 50 400 7231
Visa Jämsä, on leave

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 10 300 (1,98 € /min + pvm/mpm)
Mediakulma Kokkola
Prisma Kokkola
Office +358 40 770 0151