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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Thu 17.10. at 19.00 Sibeliustalo

SYMPHONY CONCERT

Leo McFall, conductor
Marko Ylönen, cello

Thomas Adès: Three Studies from Couperin
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto
Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3

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Thu 31.10. at 19.00 Sibeliustalo

SYMPHONY CONCERT

Andris Poga, conductor
Andrei Korobeinikov, piano                               

Armas Järnefelt: Berceuse
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1

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Fri 08.11. at 13.00 Sibeliustalo

LAHTI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & FRIGG

Jaakko Kuusisto, conductor
Frigg folk music ensemble:
Tommi Asplund, violin
Alina Järvelä, violin
Esko Järvelä, 5-string violin
Tero Hyväluoma, 5-string violin
Petri Prauda, mandolin, bagpipes and cittern
Anssi Salminen, guitar
Juho Kivivuori, bass

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Fri 08.11. at 19.00 Sibeliustalo

LAHTI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & FRIGG

Jaakko Kuusisto, conductor
Frigg folk music ensemble:
Tommi Asplund, violin
Alina Järvelä, violin
Esko Järvelä, 5-string violin
Tero Hyväluoma, 5-string violin
Petri Prauda, mandolin, bagpipes and cittern
Anssi Salminen, guitar
Juho Kivivuori, bass

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