Lapland Chamber Orchestra - Rovaniemi City Orchestra

Lapland Chamber Orchestra - Rovaniemi City Orchestra

Founded in 1972, Lapland Chamber Orchestra is the most northerly professional chamber orchestra in Finland and indeed in the entire EU. Orchestra’s Artistic Director is conductor John Storgårds. The first ever Chief Guest Conductor, for 2019-2021, is Tomas Djupsjöbacka.

Based in Rovaniemi, the orchestra is a regional orchestra that regularly tours the Province of Lapland, but also performs elsewhere in Finland and abroad. The orchestra has performed in festivals such as Savonlinna Opera Festival, Helsinki Festival, the Korsholma Music Festival and the LuostoClassic event. The latest tours abroad have taken the orchestra to Canada, Hungary, Austria, Algeria and the BBC Proms in London.

The repertoire of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra reflects our time. The programme includes works by contemporary composers, however not forgetting the more classical repertoire and pearls from different periods. The orchestra has given first performances of works by significant composers and regularly premieres works in Finland. Distinguished guest performers have included Soile Isokoski, Håkan Hardenberger, Christian Teztlaff, Colin Currie, Benjamin Schmid and Kirill Gerstein. The orchestra has collaborated with BBC Philharmonic orchestra, among others.

The work and recordings of the Lapland Chamber Orchestra have gained recognition. Orchestra’s recording of the Chamber Symphonies of Vagn Holmboe was a nominee for the Gramophone Award 2013.  The recording of Kalevi Aho’s concertos for theremin and horn received the distinguished German ECHO Klassik award. The recording of Gustav Mahler’s 10th symphony - completed and arranged by Michelle Castelletti - has received outstanding critics.

Thu
18.8.2022
19:00
Rovaniemen kirkko

Lapin kamariorkesteri
Kamarisinfoniakonsertti I 'Con Spirito'

John Storgårds
​Håkan Hardenberger, trumpetti
Heli Haapala, huilu
Sara Hakaste, oboe & englannintorvi
Abel Puustinen, viulu
​Augusta Read Thomas: Prayer and Celebration, e.k. Suomessa 4' 
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgilainen konsertto no 2 F-duuri BWV 1047 12'
Steven Mackey: Triceros, e.k. Suomessa 19'
John Joubert: Oktetto 22'
Ludwig van Beethoven: Heiliger Dankgesang (Jousikvartetosta no 15 op. 132, sov. Iain Farrington, sov. e.k. Suomessa 16'
Toinen esitys 19.8. klo 19 Kuusamotalo
Fri
19.8.2022
19:00
Kuusamotalo

Lapin kamariorkesteri
Kamarisinfoniakonsertti I 'Con Spirito'

John Storgårds
​Håkan Hardenberger, trumpetti
Heli Haapala, huilu
Sara Hakaste, oboe & englannintorvi
Abel Puustinen, viulu
​Augusta Read Thomas: Prayer and Celebration, e.k. Suomessa 4' 
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgilainen konsertto no 2 F-duuri BWV 1047 12'
Steven Mackey: Triceros, e.k. Suomessa 19'
John Joubert: Oktetto 22'
Ludwig van Beethoven: Heiliger Dankgesang (Jousikvartetosta no 15 op. 132, sov. Iain Farrington, sov. e.k. Suomessa 16'
Thu
1.9.2022
19:00
Korundi

Lapin kamariorkesteri
Oopperakantaesitys 'Karvalakkiooppera'

John Storgårds
​Tapio Tuomela, sävellys
Sami Parkkinen, libretto
Erik Söderblom, ohjaus
Tuotanto: Kemijoen kulttuurituki ry
Olli Tiuraniemi & Jussi Merikanto.
Rooleissa mm. Ville Rusanen, Mari Palo, Hanna Rantala, Juha Uusitalo, Hannu Niemelä, Aki Alamikkotervo, Jouni Kokora, Nicholas Söderlund.
Kuoro: Kaari-ensemble
Tapio Tuomela: Karvalakkiooppera
Muut esitykset: 2.9. klo 19 Korundi, 3.9. klo 14 Korundi, 5.9. klo 19 Korundi, 9.9. klo 19:30 Kansallisoopperan Alminsali, 10.9. klo 14 Kansallisoopperan Alminsali
Fri
2.9.2022
19:00
Korundi

Lapin kamariorkesteri
Oopperakantaesitys 'Karvalakkiooppera'

John Storgårds
​Tapio Tuomela, sävellys
Sami Parkkinen, libretto
Erik Söderblom, ohjaus
Tuotanto: Kemijoen kulttuurituki ry
Olli Tiuraniemi & Jussi Merikanto.
Rooleissa mm. Ville Rusanen, Mari Palo, Hanna Rantala, Juha Uusitalo, Hannu Niemelä, Aki Alamikkotervo, Jouni Kokora, Nicholas Söderlund.
Kuoro: Kaari-ensemble
Tapio Tuomela: Karvalakkiooppera
Sat
3.9.2022
19:00
Korundi

Lapin kamariorkesteri
Oopperakantaesitys 'Karvalakkiooppera'

John Storgårds
​Tapio Tuomela, sävellys
Sami Parkkinen, libretto
Erik Söderblom, ohjaus
Tuotanto: Kemijoen kulttuurituki ry
Olli Tiuraniemi & Jussi Merikanto.
Rooleissa mm. Ville Rusanen, Mari Palo, Hanna Rantala, Juha Uusitalo, Hannu Niemelä, Aki Alamikkotervo, Jouni Kokora, Nicholas Söderlund.
Kuoro: Kaari-ensemble
Tapio Tuomela: Karvalakkiooppera
2021
Lapland Chamber Orchestra - Rovaniemi City Orchestra

Selja
John Storgårds, kapellimestari
Lapin kamariorkesteri
Annimaria Rinne, laulu ja lausunta
Seppo Kantonen, piano
Ville Herrala, basso
Ville Pynssi, rummut

Seppo Kantonen: Laulusarja Sirkka Seljan runoihin
Tulonen
Ääni
Portinvartija
Avaruuden musiikin porteilla
Tajuntani piirtää
Hän halusi paeta
Tuuli ei tiedä, ruoho ei muista
Taivaan lentävät auttajat
Lennä lintunen pesälle
Elämän lähde                                                

Alba Records ABACD 25
2019
Lapland Chamber Orchestra - Rovaniemi City Orchestra

John Storgårds, kapellimestari
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 10

BIS-2376
2019
Lapland Chamber Orchestra - Rovaniemi City Orchestra

Gestures of Winter three String Quartets by Kai Nieminen
Meri-Lapin jousikvartetti: 
Kanerva Mannermaa, konserttimestari, Juhana Inkinen, 2-viulu, Karri Perälä, alttoviulu, Olli Kajasviita, sello
Kai Nieminen: Forwards th Light, I Can Hear Northern Lights, Gestures of Winter

JJ Voice OY/Pilfink Records
2017
Lapland Chamber Orchestra - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra (2014-15)
John Storgårds, conductor
Anders Paulsson, sopranosaxophone
Väinö Jalkanen, piano
Kalevi Aho:
Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra (2014-15)
Quintet for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano (2013)
BIS-2216 SACD
2017
Lapland Chamber Orchestra - Rovaniemi City Orchestra
Seven songs * Clarinet Concerto
John Storgårds, kapellimestari
Gabriel Suovanen, baritoni
Christoffer Sundqvist, klarinetti
Lars Karlsson:
Sju sånger till text av Pär Lagerkvist (2010-12)
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (2013-2015)
BIS-2286 SACD

Address
Lapinkävijäntie 4
FI-96100 Rovaniemi
www.korundi.fi/orkesteri

Artistic Director
John Storgårds

Principal Guest Conductor
Tomas Djupsjöbacka

General Manager
Aino Kurki
+358 400 764 469

Orchestra Secretary
Seija Karvinen
+358 50 315 1483

Marketing Secretary
Juho Mikkola
+358 40 671 2983

Music Librarian
Melanie Wadd
+358 50 566 8253 / 
+358 40 521 7130

Stage Manager
Petri Sinda
+358 50 346 0574

Founded 1972
(municipalized 1982)

Size 18 musicians

Concert venues
Korundi, 340 seats

Telephone exchange
+358 16 3221