Lappeenranta City Orchestra

Lappeenranta City Orchestra – Autumn 2017


6.30 p.m. Conductor, Academician Jorma Panula, at the Meeting Point

Jorma Panula's Master Class
Rehearsal open to the public
Mon–Wed, 11–13 September, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lappeenranta Hall

Master Class course participants conduct the orchestra.
Thu 14 September Concert – course participants as conductors, Lappeenranta Hall at 7 p.m.

Tickets €20


Saimaa Sinfonietta
In collaboration with the Mikkeli City Orchestra

Thu 21 September Martti Talvela Hall, Mikkeli, 7 p.m.
Fri 22 September St. Mary's Church, Lappee, 7 p.m.

Conductor Vytautas Lukočius
Soloists Kaisa Ranta, soprano and Tuomas Lehto, cello


Bach: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott overture
Uljas Pulkkis: Premiere of a new work for soprano, cello and orchestra, composed for the Finnish Musicians’ Union and Saimaa Sinfonietta
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36

Tickets €30/€21


September concerts at the Old Town Hall
Thu 28 September Old Town Hall, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Bands of the City Orchestra


Bernhard Henrik Crusell: Oboe Quartet
Einar Englund: Wind Quintet
Antonin Dvořák: String Quintet

Tickets €20



Chamber Music pearls
Thu 19 October Old Town Hall, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Aulis Sallinen: Chamber Music VIII op. 94 violoncello and strings, soloist Juhana Ritakorpi

Tickets €20



Saimaa Sinfonietta
In collaboration with the Mikkeli City Orchestra

Thu 2 November Lappeenranta Hall, 7 p.m.
Fri 3 November Mikkeli Cathedral, 7 p.m.

Conductor Daniel Raiskin
Soloist Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, violin

Toru Takemitsu: Requiem
Ludvig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 61
Max Bruch: Romance for viola and orchestra in F major Op. 85
Carl Maria von Weber: Symphony No. 1 in C major Op.19

Tickets €30/€21


6.30 p.m., Conductor Antti Rissanen and singers Milana and Markus Allan at the Meeting Point, in the foyer of the Lappeenranta Hall

Wartime songs
Thu 16 November Lappeenranta Hall, 7 p.m.

Conductor Antti Rissanen
Soloists Milana Misic and Markus Allan
Featuring accordionist Niko Kumpuvaara

The programme contains melodies from songs of wartime

Tickets €30/€21


6.30 p.m. the City Orchestra's Musician of the Week and Conductor Vytautas Lukočius at the Meeting Point, in the foyer of the Lappeenranta Hall

Flamenco tunes
Wed 22 November Lappeenranta Hall, 7 p.m.

Conductor Vytautas Lukocius
Featuring Flamenco Dancer

The programme includes music written by Piston, Joplin, Villa-Lobos, Enescu and Piazzolla.

Tickets €26/€20


6.30 p.m. Soprano Jenni Lättilä and Conductor Tuomas Pirilä at the Meeting Point, in the foyer of the Lappeenranta Hall

Closer to Christmas
Thu 14 December Lappeenranta Hall, 7 p.m.

Conductor Tuomas Pirilä
Soloist Jenni Lättilä, soprano

Pierre Rebeyrol: Symphony Series D
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Arias of the Countess
Ludvig van Beethoven: Ah! Perfido Op. 65 Concert Aria for Soprano
Finnish Christmas music

Tickets € 25
Season ticket concert

Featuring the City Orchestra:

Terve Metsä (Hello Forest) performances
In cooperation with the Lappeenranta Music Institute, Pictorial Art School, Estradi Art School, Dance School and Theatre
Tue 10 October Lappeenranta Hall, 7 p.m.
Wed 11 October Lappeenranta Hall, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Conductor Inka Puhakka

Independence Day concert
Wed 6 December Lappeenranta Sports Centre, 2 p.m.
In cooperation with the Dragoon Band and choirs
Conductors Riku Huhtasalo and Aino Koskela
Soloists Johanna Rusanen-Kartano and Jyrki Anttila

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
Songs composed by Merikanto, Kuula and Sibelius.

Free entry!

Advance ticket sales of the Lappeenranta City Orchestra
Customer Service Centre Winkki
Villimiehenkatu 1
Mon−Wed 08:00 – 16:00, Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
tel. + 358 5 616 2220


Tickets are available at Lippupiste sales points and online shop (, over the telephone and at R-kiosks in accordance with the prices and conditions of Lippupiste. At R-kiosks, reservations are made using an event number117 566 and collected using a reservation number.

Sales points in Lappeenranta
Citymarket, Toikansuontie 4
Kehruuhuone, Lappeenranta Fortress