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.

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Dalia Stasevska to become Chief Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra from 2021/22 season

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.

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Lahti Symphony Orchestra debuting in Moscow

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra has been invited to give a concert at the Rostropovitš Festival to be held in Moscow on Sunday 29 March 2020. The concert will be led by the principal conductor of the orchestra Dima Slobodeniouk and featured by the Norwegian top cellist, Grammy winner Truls Mørk as a soloist.

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THE SIBELIUS FESTIVAL’S NURSERY GARDEN

In the autumn of 2020 the Lahti Symphony Orchestra is organizing a new type of concert including the first performances of five new orchestral works. Is your composition one of them? The mentors will be Lotta Wennäkoski, Perttu Haapanen, Riikka Talvitie, Sebastian Fagerlund and Matthew Whittall.

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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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Karita Mattila and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra among the guests at Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s Sibelius Festival

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra’s 20th International Sibelius Festival will take place at the Sibelius Hall in Lahti from 5–8 September 2019. The thematic concepts for this jubilee festival are songs and stories, and the festival’s artistic director is Dima Slobodeniouk, principal conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Ticket sales begin on Monday 14 January 2019 at Lippupiste outlets and online, and from the Sibelius Hall box office.

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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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