Finnish Baroque Orchestra

Finnish Baroque Orchestra

New commissions for period instruments, fresh interpretations of old repertoire, courageous and innovative working methods, unique concepts that engage a diverse audience – FiBO offers all this while being an influential force in the Nordic cultural scene.

Founded in 1989, the Finnish Baroque Orchestra has consolidated its position within the Finnish orchestral scene. Since its inception, FiBO has collaborated with some of the foremost soloists and concertmasters of the age and performed a wide-ranging repertoire. The focus is generally on Baroque music, but the orchestra often explores works from other periods too, from early Baroque to early Romanticism. FiBO also plays contemporary music composed for period instruments, and has commissioned and recorded several works itself.

FiBO regularly performs as orchestra in residence at the festive House of Nobility in Helsinki and tours widely across Finland and abroad. Throughout its history, FiBO has been a forerunner in the Finnish music scene. Beginning life as the Sixth Floor Orchestra, it has played an important role in the emergence of the early-music movement in Northern Europe. As the orchestra has developed, FiBO’s exciting performances, creative programming and innovative projects have caught the attention of concert organisers both in Finland and abroad. From widening economic support at home to growing popularity abroad, and with awards including Finnish Musical Act of the Yearand Disc of the Year (Yle), FiBO continues to forge a unique path as a Baroque orchestra for the 21st century.

Moramoramor, the first FiBO Records album, was released in November 2017 to critical acclaim. In addition to the upcoming projects in progress with FiBO Records, the orchestra has worked with other labels, including Ondine, Alba and Alpha Classics.

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Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
FiBO-klubi – Barokkia Pohjolan kapakoista ja hoveista

Klubivieraina oboisti Christopher Palameta, viulisti Aira-Maria Lehtipuu, cembalisti Annamari Pölhö ja sellisti Lea Pekkala

Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
From Russia with love – Pietarin hovista Haydnin Wieniin

FiBO Players:
Irma Niskanen ja Hannu Vasara, viulu
Tuula Riisalo, alttoviulu
Jussi Seppänen, sello
Anna Rinta-Rahko, kontrabasso
Petteri Pitko, cembalo
Paisiello, Cimarosa, Bortnjanski, Haydn, Galuppi

Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
Barokkia Pohjolan hoveista – Musiikkiaarteita Tukholmasta ja Kööpenhaminasta

Christopher Palameta, oboe
Scheibe, Lully, Roman

Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
Goe nightly cares, the enemy to rest – Myötätuntoa, myötäiloa ja yöllistä barokkimusiikkia

Minna Nyberg, sopraano
FiBO Players:
Hannu Vasara, viulu
Maija Lampela, viola da gamba ja sello
Petteri Pitko, cembalo
Sampo Koistinen, puhe ja ohjattu meditaatio
Buxtehude, Purcell, Dowland, Fontana, Matteis

Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri

Hannu Norjanen
Cantores Minores
J.S. Bach: Johannes-passio
Finnish Baroque Orchestra

Dussek: Concerto fot two pianos & chamber works
Olga Pashchenko ja Alexei Lubimov, fortepiano
Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812):
Concerto for two pianos in B flat major, op. 63

Alpha Classics 416 / Outhere music
Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Antti Tikkanen, musiikin johto
Orkesterin solisteja
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 3, G major, BWV 1048
Jukka Tiensuu: Brandi
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto per l'orchestra de Dresda, G-minor, RV 577
Jukka Tiensuu: Mora
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins, B flat major, RV 553
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 5, D major, BWV 1050
FiBO Records 001
Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Members of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Christoph Graupner: Trio Sonatas
Ondine 1240-2
Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Christoph Graupner: Orchestral Suites
Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, joht. & viola d’amore
Petra Aminoff, transverse flute
Tindaro Capuano, Chalumeau
Asko Heiskanen, chalumeau
Krzysztof Stencel, baroque horn
Jani Sunnarborg, bassoon
Christoph Graupner (1683-1760):
Suite for transverse flute, viola d’amore, chalumeau, strings and cembalo in F major, GWV 450
Suite for viola d’amore, bassoon, strings and cembalo in G major, GWV 458
Suite for transverse flute, viola d’amore, two chalumeaus,baroque horn, strings and cembalo in F major, GWV 451
Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Tuomas Hannikainen
Ludvig van Beethoven: Sinfoniat nro 8 ja 4
RONDO CD6/2009

Aino Acktén tie 8 G
FI-00400 Helsinki
+ 358 40 821 0651

Artistic Director
Petteri Pitko
+358 50 379 8651

Artistic Planner
Pauliina Fred
+358 40 1974

General Manager
Laura Kajander-Fiestas
+358 40 593 7154

Aino Jalkanen
+358 45 111 9822

FIBO Collegium's Producer
Kaisamaija Uljas
+358 40 568 9442

Music Librarian
Anthony Marini
+358 45 234 1177


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