Slobodeniouk continues as principal conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Dima Slobodeniouk’s tenure as principal conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra will be extended after the end of his existing contract, which runs until the spring of 2019. At a meeting on 25 April 2018 Lahti’s Board of Sports and Culture approved the deal struck with Slobodeniouk for the contract to be extended.

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Recording by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra wins BBC Music Magazine Award in London

A recording by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra gained a prestigious BBC Music Magazine Award in the concerto category in London on Thursday 5 April 2018. The surround-sound hybrid SACD recording on the BIS label (BIS-2206 SACD) contains bassoon concertos by Kalevi Aho and Sebastian Fagerlund (Mana). The soloist is the Dutch bassoonist Bram van Sambeek, and the orchestra is conducted by its current and former principal conductors, Dima Slobodeniouk (Aho) and Okko Kamu (Fagerlund). The disc also features Fagerlund’s solo piece Woodlands, written at the same time as his concerto, and Aho’s dramatic Solo V.

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Carbon-free Lahti Symphony Orchestra

To mark Sibelius’s 150th anniversary year the Lahti Symphony Orchestra initiated in 2015 a project – a contribution to the efforts to reduce the pace of global climate change – by gradually making the orchestra’s activities carbon-neutral. Behind the project is Myrskyvaroitus – Storm Warning Association, and the project was carried out in collaboration with the Lahti-based Environmental Technology unit of the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).

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Legendary Sibelius conductor Neeme Järvi with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra at the 2018 Sibelius Festival

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra is organizing the 19th International Sibelius Festival at the Sibelius Hall in Lahti on 6–9 September 2018. In 2018 the Republic of Estonia is celebrating the centenary of its foundation, and Sibelius himself had a personal connection to musical life in the Baltic states owing to the visits he made to conduct his own music in Estonia and Latvia in the early years of the twentieth century. In honour of Estonia’s jubilee year, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra has been invited to the festival together with its artistic director, the legendary Estonian Sibelius conductor Neeme Järvi.

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Sinfonia Lahti on Tour

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra will visit Seoul, Stockholm and Nanjing this autumn. Because of the China trip, the orchestra has invited the Lohja City Orchestra to give the Christmas concert in Lahti. The Lahti Symphony Orchestra will visit Seoul, Stockholm and Nanjing this autumn. Under its principal conductor Dima Slobodeniouk the orchestra will give the […]

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Total attendance for the Sibelius Festival almost 6,000

Festival audience came from 15 different countries including Japan and Australia The Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s 18th International Sibelius Festival in 2017 celebrated the centenary of Finland’s independence with a five-day event at the Sibelius Hall (30 August–3 September). The festival’s concerts attracted a total audience of approx. 4,500, and including parallel events the total reached […]

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