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 even commissioned several works itself. The musicians of the core ensemble often perform as chamber musicians. In its largest manifestations the orchestra can be heard playing symphony-orchestra repertoire and in opera performances.

FiBO regularly performs as orchestra in residence at the festive House of Nobility in Helsinki and tours widely across Finland. The orchestra also frequently performs at major Finnish festivals including the Helsinki Festival, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, and the Turku Music Festival. Abroad FiBO has given performances at concert halls across Germany, Austria, Spain, East Europe and the Nordic countries.

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 Year and Disc of the Year (Yle), FiBO continues to forge a unique path as a Baroque orchestra for the 21st century.

Moramoramor, the first album by FiBO Records, was released in November 2017 and has received a warm welcome. It contains the third and fifth Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach, concertos by Vivaldi with the orchestra’s own soloists, and Jukka Tiensuu’s Mora, the first Finnish piece composed for a large Baroque orchestra. The second album by FiBO Records, Helsinki Window contains contemporary music for baroque instruments. It is possible to buy these albums from FiBO’s online store.

"One could not ask for a finer, more resilient support for the soloists than the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, guests for the first time at the Nuremberg International Organ Week."

Süddeutsche Zeitung / Stephan Schwarz-Peters, June 10, 2018, from the performance of Händel's Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno


Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
Apollo ja Dafne

Georg Kallweit
Silvia Frigato, sopraano
Gyula Orendt, baritoni
Georg Friedrich Händel: Sarja oopperoista Ariodante ja Alcina
Pietro Locatelli: Concerto grosso ”Il Pianto d`Arianna” 
Francesco Maria Veracini: Alkusoitto nro 6
Georg Friedrich Händel: Kantaatti Apollo e Dafne
- Helsingin kaupunginorkesterin ollessa konserttikiertueella Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri (FiBO) vierailee HKO:n III-konserttisarjassa

Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
Orfeus – Ensimmäinen suuri oopperateos

Andrew Lawrence-King
Leif Aruhn-Solén, tenori
Kajsa Dahlbäck ja Tuuli Lindeberg, sopraano
Katariina Heikkilä ja Essi Luttinen, mezzosopraano
Niall Chorell ja Ian Honeyman, tenori
Jussi Lehtipuu ja Sampsa Vanhala, baritoni
Johanna Freundlich, ohjaaja
Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeus

Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
Seikkailijan sinfoniat – Alessandro Stradellan jousitriot yhdellä kertaa

Alessandro Stradella: Jousitriot
Marmorsalen, Oslo

Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
Maailman synty – Varhaisbarokkia ja suomalaista kansanmusiikkia

Virpi Räisänen, mezzosopraano
Taito Hoffrén, runolaulu
Suomalaisia kansanmuusikoita
FiBO Players
Merula–Monteverdi–Strozzi–Uccellini–Valderrábano & suomalaista kansanmusiikkia
Pyhän Mikaelin kirkko, Kirkkonummi

Suomalainen barokkiorkesteri
Elementit – FiBOn 30-vuotisjuhlakonsertti

Alfredo Bernardini
Myriam Arbouz, sopraano
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

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