The Estonian Festival Orchestra conducted by Paavo Järvi will visit the Lahti Sibelius Festival on 31 August 2022
The Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s 23rd Sibelius Festival will be held at the Sibelius Hall in Lahti from 31 August to 4 September 2022, with Dalia Stasevska, chief conductor of the orchestra, as its artistic director. The festival will be opened by an international guest appearance of the highest calibre, when the Estonian Festival Orchestra, consisting of European musicians, will perform on Wednesday 31 August 2022, conducted by the renowned Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi. This visit is made possible thanks to the support from the Jane and Aatos Erko Foundation.Find out more
Dalia Stasevska makes her debut with the New York Philharmonic in four concerts on October 20, 21, 22 and 23 at the Alice Tully Hall with a programme featuring three of America’s leading composers — Missy Mazzoli, Anthony Davis and John Adams.Find out more
Diversity will be highlighted in the concert season 2021/22 both by the music to be performed and by the guest artists. As a novelty, ‘Focus concerts’ will be presented – curated by the American legend John Adams, who will conduct his own concert in October, and Jukka Tiensuu in November. The autumn season begins with the Sibelius Festival, which focuses strongly on the folk music connections of Sibelius’s music.Find out more
At the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic in the spring of 2020, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra made a video combining individual recordings by more than sixty musicians of Sibelius’s Finlandia. In the spring of 2021, the orchestra will continue with the Finlandia theme by taking part on a corporate basis in the Virtual Finlandia -hiihto “ski marathon”. The orchestra would also like to invite all friends of music and sport to join the orchestra’s team (with the name ‘Sinfonia Lahti’).Find out more
In addition, its two concert broadcasts on YLE (the Finnish Broadcasting Company) have reached a total of some 100,000 listeners. Following the interruption of the orchestra’s normal concert activities by the coronavirus pandemic, online concerts and other content have become a key part of the orchestra’s alternative offering.Find out more
A joint summer greeting for all students and teachers in Finland created by the Finnish symphony orchestras.
The Finnish symphony orchestras created a joint summer greeting for all students and teachers in Finland – conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen as musical advisor.
A massive orchestra, consisting of musicians from member orchestras of the Association of Finnish Symphony Orchestras, have made a virtual recording of the finale of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no 7, which will be released as a mosaic video on Friday May 29th at 9 am, to mark the ending of the orchestras spring seasons.Find out more
The Lahti Symphony Orchestra has appointed Dalia Stasevska as its new Chief conductor with effect from the 2021/22 season, when Dima Slobodeniouk’s tenure ends. The Lahti Sports and Culture Committee reached this decision at a meeting on 20 May 2020. Stasevska’s contract term extends until the end of the season 2023/2024, and from 2021 she will also take on the role of artistic director of the orchestra’s international Sibelius Festival. Stasevska, whose international career is making rapid headway, has also been Principal Guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London since 2019.Find out more