Lappeenranta City Orchestra

Spring season 2016

LAPPEENRANTA CITY ORCHESTRA

Lappeenranta National Singing Competition 1–6 January
SINGING COMPETITION FINAL
Wed 6 January Lappeenranta Hall, 18:00
Conductor Tibor Bogányi
Lappeenranta City Orchestra with its assistants is the Singing Competition Final orchestra.

CONCERT OF THE THREE S'S
Thu 21 January Lappeenranta Hall, 19:00
Conductor Vytautas Lukocius
Soloist Roope Gröndahl, piano
Programme:
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No 1
Schubert: Symphony No 5 in B flat
Tickets €30/€20
Before the concert, at X pm, soloist Roope Gröndahl and intendant Milko Vesalainen will discuss Dmitri Shostakovich as a pianist in the foyer of the Lappeenranta Hall.

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBERANCE DAY CONCERT
Wed 27 January Lappeenranta Hall, 19:00
Led by concertmaster Matti Koponen
Programme:
Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Williams: Music from the film Schindler's List, arranged by Hilpo
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
Jorma Lautanen, clarinet, Mirka Viitala, piano, Linnea Hurttia, violin, Eeva-Maria Pykäläinen, cello
Tickets €30/€20

BRAVISSIMO! SOIRÉE
Thu 4 February Lappeenranta Hall, 19:00
Led by concertmaster Matti Koponen
Music for the omnivorous!
Free entry!

WINTER CHAMBER SERIES I
Tue 9 February Helkiö Hall, 19:00
Lappeenranta City Orchestra with Vytautas Lukocius, harpsichord
Programme:
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 5
Mozart: Divertimento K 563
Tickets €20

WINTER CHAMBER SERIES II
Thu 11 February Lappeenranta Hall, 19:00
Lappeenranta City Orchestra with Jukka Rautasalo, cello
Programme:
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 1
Vivaldi: Concerto grosso in C major
Tickets €20

WINTER CHAMBER SERIES III
Sat 13 February Helkiö Hall, 16:00
Lappeenranta City Orchestra with Vytautas Lukocius, piano
Programme:
Prokofiev: Ouverture sur la thème Juives
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for violin and strings, arranged by Lukocius
Mozart: Quintet E flat major for piano and winds
Tickets €20

SAIMAA SINFONIETTA

In collaboration with the Mikkeli City Orchestra
Thu 18 February Martti Talvela Hall, Mikkeli, 19:00
Fri 19 February Lappeenranta Hall, 19:00
Conductor Vytautas Lukocius
Soloist Jukka Merjanen, violin
Programme:
Vuori: Lentoon (Flight) for strings (Courtship display of swans)
Englund: Violin Concerto
Mozart: Symphony No 41 ‘Jupiter’ K 551
Tickets €34/€24
Before the concert, at 6 pm, composer Harri Vuori and intendant Milko Vesalainen will discuss Einar Englund in the foyer of the Lappeenranta Hall.

QUINTETS AT THE OLD TOWN HALL
Thu 10 March Raatihuone, the Old Town Hall, 19:00
Bands of the City Orchestra
Programme:
Klughard: Wind Quintet
Schubert: String Quintet in C major
Tickets €20

SAX PLAYERS' HEAVEN
Thu 17 March Lappeenranta Hall, 19:00
Conductor Tibor Bogányi
Soloist Esa Pietilä, alto saxophone
Programme:
Mendelssohn: Heimkehr aus der Fremde op.89
Kalevi Aho: Concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra
The composition was commissioned by Pori Sinfonietta and Lappeenranta City Orchestra,
the premiere was in Pori
Mozart: Symphony No 38 in D major, K 504 "the Prague Symphony"
Tickets €30/€20
Before the concert, at 6 pm in the foyer of the Lappeenranta Hall, composer Kalevi Aho and intendant Milko Vesalainen will discuss the works of Kalevi Aho and the premiere of the new composition.

EASTER CONCERT
Wed 23 March St. Mary's Church, Lappee, 19:00
Conductor Elina Tuovinen
Successful soloists from the Lappeenranta singing competitions will perform in the concert
South Karelia Classical Choir, choir leader Toomas Kapten
Programme:
Bach: St John Passion
Tickets € 25

ALIAS
Thu 14 April Lappeenranta Hall, 19:00
Conductor Vytautas Lukocius
Soloist Mike Svoboda, trombone
Programme:
Englund: Serenade for strings
Svoboda: Alias
Schöntal: Der Hauch, der Wind, der Sturm
Haydn: Symphony No 22 "The Philosopher"
Tickets €30/€20
Before the concert, at X pm, soloist and composer Mike Svoboda and conductor Vytautas Lukocius will discuss the work in the foyer of the Lappeenranta Hall.

SAIMAA SINFONIETTA
In collaboration with the Mikkeli City Orchestra
Wed 20 April St. Mary's Church, Lappee, 19:00
Thu 21 April Martti Talvela Hall, Mikkeli, 19:00
Conductor Sasha Mäkilä
Soloist Petri Kumela, guitar
Programme:
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No 4 in C minor
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra
Schubert: Symphony No 2 in B flat
Tickets €34/€24

MAY DAY CONCERT

Sun 1 May Lappeenranta Hall, 14:00
Conductor Vytautas Lukocius
A bubbly afternoon of joy!
Tickets €25

KEVÄÄN KOHINAA SPRING CONCERT
Thu 19 May Lappeenranta Hall, 19:00
Conductor Klaus Mäkelä
Soloist Tami Pohjola, violin
Programme:
Fougstedt: Suite romantique
Mozart: Violin Concerto No 3 in G major K 216
Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes
Tickets €30/€20
Before the concert, at 6 pm, intendant Milko Vesalainen will interview soloist Tami Pohjola in the foyer of the Lappeenranta Hall.


Advance ticket sales of the Lappeenranta City Orchestra
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Villimiehenkatu 1
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tel. + 358 5 616 2220
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Lippupiste
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Sales points in Lappeenranta
Anttila
Brahenkatu 5 (Shopping Centre IsoKristiina, ground floor)

K-Citymarket
Toikansuontie 4