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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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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Fri 19.10. at 18.00 Sibeliustalo

PAULO CELLO COMPETITION SEMI-FINALS CONCERT

Eva Ollikainen, conductor

Works played in this round:
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor
Édouard Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme

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Sat 20.10. at 18.00 Sibeliustalo

PAULO CELLO COMPETITION SEMI-FINALS CONCERT

Eva Ollikainen, conductor

Works played in this round:
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor
Édouard Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme

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Thu 01.11. at 19.00 Sibeliustalo

SYMPHONY CONCERT

Vyborg Music Institute – Lahti Conservatory of Music – 100th Anniversary Concert

Erkki Lasonpalo, conductor
Maaria Leino, violin
Kalle Viljakka, trumpet

Inkeri Jaakkola: Fanfare ‘Concis 100’
Aram Khachaturian: Violin Concerto
Sulho Ranta: Images boréales
Henry Purcell: Suite in Es major
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No 5

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Sun 04.11. at 14.00 Felix Krohn -sali, Lahden konserttitalo

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

Eva Ryan, flute
Nora Niskanen, clarinet
Maaria Leino, violin
Aleksi Trygg, violin
Anu Airas, viola
Katariina Ruokonen, viola
Ilkka Pälli, cello
Päivi Severeide, harp

Maurice Ravel: Introduction & Allegro
Claude Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F major

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Fri 09.11. at 19.00 Sibeliustalo

‘KOTKANPOIKII’ – JUHA ‘WATT’ VAINIO

Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Jarkko Kiiski, conductor
Hannu Lehtonen, vocals
Mari Palo, soprano

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