Anja Bihlmaier to become Principal Guest Conductor of Lahti Symphony Orchestra in autumn 2020

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra and its principal conductor Dima Slobodeniouk will gain a new artistic partner when the conductor Anja Bihlmaier takes up the position of the orchestra’s principal guest conductor in the autumn of 2020. The contract, which runs until the end of the spring 2023 season, includes three to four concerts each year and an option for a two-year extension.

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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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Fri 04.10. at 13.00 Sibeliustalo

OPERETTA AND OPERA CONCERT

Alberto Hold-Garrido, conductor
Marika Hölttä, soprano
Jyrki Anttila, tenor

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Wed 09.10. at 19.00 Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna

SYMPHONY CONCERT

Alexei Ogrintchouk, conductor and oboe

Gioachino Rossini: Overture to ‘The Silken Ladder’
Vincenzo Bellini: Oboe Concerto
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, ‘Italian’

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Thu 10.10. at 19.00 Sibeliustalo

SYMPHONY CONCERT

Alexei Ogrintchouk, conductor and oboe

Gioachino Rossini: Overture to ‘The Silken Ladder’
Vincenzo Bellini: Oboe Concerto
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, ‘Italian’

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