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Celebratory autumn – melodic passion

The autumn of the Lappeenranta City Orchestra features both celebration and passion. The concerts of the city orchestra celebrate the 370th jubilee year of the Lappeenranta City Orchestra with well-known soloists in a variety of ways.

It’s only by joining us in the concerts that you can experience the empowering effect of live orchestral music on you and our fellow human beings.

We look forward to seeing you!

Milko Vesalainen
Intendant


Lappeenranta City Orchestra concerts – autumn 2019

Meditation
Conducted by concertmaster Linnea Hurttia
Thursday 29 August at 11 a.m. Lappeenranta Hall, Free entry!
Thursday 29 August at 7 p.m. Lappeenranta Hall

Relaxing music in the comfort of the luminous Lappeenranta Hall.

Concert duration: approximately one hour, no intermission.

Tickets €10 for the concert at 7 p.m.
The concert is free for under 16 years old.
Students €6.50


Song Of Lake Kuujärvi – Lappeenranta 370 years
In association with the Dragoon Band and the Lappeenranta City Orchestra
Thursday 5 September at 7 p.m. Lappeenranta Hall

Conductor Vytautas Lukočius
Soloist Gabriel Suovanen, baritone

Programme:
Einojuhani Rautavaara: A Requiem in Our Time
Uuno Klami: Song Of Lake Kuujärvi for baritone and orchestra
Kurt Weill: Symphonic Nocturne from the Lady in the Dark musical
Jean Sibelius: Pohjola’s Daughter, Op. 49

Tickets: €30/€21
The concert is free for under 16 years old.
Students €6.50

6.30 p.m. Meet the artist in the foyer of Lappeenranta Hall, with Gabriel Suovanen


Autumn winds
Thursday 19 September at 7 p.m. Lappeenranta Hall
Conductor Kolbjørn Holthe
Soloist Petteri Iivonen, violin

Programme:
Malcolm Arnold: Serenade, Op. 26
Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Ralph Vaughan-Williams: The Lark Ascending
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major (Haffner)

Tickets: €30/€21
The concert is free for under 16 years old.
Students €6.50

6.30 p.m. Meet the artists in the foyer of Lappeenranta Hall, with Petteri Iivonen and Kolbjørn Holthe.

Enchanting singing in October
Thursday 3 October at 7 p.m. Lappeenranta Hall
Conductor Vytautas Lukočius
Soloist Tiina-Maija Koskela, soprano

Programme:
Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose arr. I. Farrington
Paul Creston: Nocturne for soprano and orchestra, Op. 8
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Lucio Silla, Celia’s aria "Strider sento la procella"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni, Donna Elvira’s recitative and aria
“In quali eccessi – Mi tradi”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, the Countess's aria “Dove sono i bei momenti”
Einar Englund: Sinuhe ballet music based on Mika Waltari’s novel (1965)

Tickets: €30/€21
The concert is free for under 16 years old.
Students €6.50

6.30 p.m. Meet the artists in the foyer of Lappeenranta Hall, with Tiina-Maija Koskela and Vytautas Lukočius.

Saimaa Sinfonietta – Beethoven's Eighth
Thursday 10 October at 7 p.m. Lappeenranta Hall
In association with the city orchestras of Lappeenranta and Mikkeli
Conductor Erkki Lasonpalo
Soloist Mika Paajanen, French horn

Programme:
Armas Järnefelt: Suite for Small Orchestra
Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 132
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Tickets: €30/€21
The concert is free for under 16 years old.
Students €6.50

6.30 p.m. Meet the artists in the foyer of Lappeenranta Hall, with Mika Paajanen and Erkki Lasonpalo.


Academician Jorma Panula’s conducting masterclass
Thursday 17 October at 7 p.m. Lappeenranta Hall
The conducting students rehearse and conduct an orchestra with the guidance of Jorma Panula

15 and 16 October 10–11.30 a.m. and noon–2 p.m. open rehearsals in Lappeenranta Hall, free entry.

Tickets: €23
The concert is free for under 16 years old.
Students €6.50


6.30 p.m. Meet the artist in the foyer of Lappeenranta Hall, with Jorma Panula


Requested classics in churches
Wednesday 30 October at 7 p.m. Sammonlahti Church
Conducted by concertmaster Elias Lassfolk

Programme:
Audience requests from over the years, incl.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite (Air)
Nino Rota: Nonet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40, movements
Astor Piazzolla: Milonga del Ángel

Tickets: €23
The concert is free for under 16 years old.
Students €6.50

Requested classics in churches
Thursday 31 October at 7 p.m. Lauritsala Church
Conducted by concertmaster Elias Lassfolk

Programme:
Audience requests from over the years, incl.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite (Air)
Nino Rota: Nonet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 40, movements
Astor Piazzolla: Milonga del Ángel

Tickets: €23
The concert is free for under 16 years old.
Students €6.50

Saimaa Sinfonietta – Magic of the Opera
In association with the city orchestras of Lappeenranta and Mikkeli
Friday 15 November at 7 p.m. Lappeenranta Hall
Conductor Vytautas Lukočius
Soloists Johanna Rusanen, soprano, and Aarne Pelkonen, baritone

Programme:
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
Opera from Puccini to Korngold and Mozart to Verdi.

Tickets: €30/€21
The concert is free for under 16 years old.
Students €6.50

In honour of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Lappeenranta Singing Competition, soprano Johanna Rusanen and baritone Aarne Pelkonen, both international artists awarded in the singing competition, will sing as soloists of the Saimaa Sinfonietta.

6.30 p.m. Meet the artists in the foyer of Lappeenranta Hall, with Johanna Rusanen and Aarne Pelkonen.

Concerto for film and orchestra
In association with the Sibelius Academy and the Academy of Fine Arts
Thursday 21 November at 7 p.m. Lappeenranta Hall
Conductor Vytautas Lukočius
Soloist Kalle-Pekka Koponen, cello

Programme:
Pēteris Vasks: Music for Fleeting Birds
Mieczysław Weinberg: Concerto for Cello and Strings, Op. 43: II, and a composed multimedia work to be created during the concert by students of the Academy of Fine Arts.

Tickets: €30/€21
The concert is free for under 16 years old.
Students €6.50

Aalto University students working on their theses will create a performative piece with film and music, “Concerto for film and orchestra”, in co-operation with the city orchestra. Composer Tuomas Kettunen will be in charge of the music, and the students will operate the film production during the performance.


6.30 p.m. Meet the artists in the foyer of Lappeenranta Hall, with Kalle-Pekka Koponen and students of the Academy of Fine Arts.

Christmas spirit and alphorn
Thursday 12 December at 7 p.m. Lappeenranta Hall
Conductor Kaapo Ijas
Soloist Carlo Torlontano, alphorn

Programme:
Arcangelo Corelli: Christmas Concerto, Op. 6, No. 8 in G minor
Anton Zimmermann: Sinfonia Pastoritia in G major for alphorn and string orchestra
Giovanni D'Aquila: The Great Horn of Helm for alphorn and orchestra
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B major

Tickets: €30/€21
The concert is free for under 16 years old.
Students €6.50

Advance ticket sales of the Lappeenranta City Orchestra
Customer Service Centre Winkki
Villimiehenkatu 1
Mon−Fri 09:00 – 17:00
tel. + 358 5 616 2220
winkki@lappeenranta.fi

Ticket are sold in the conertplace 1 hour before concert starts.

Free entrance for children under the age of 16!

Tickets are available at Lippupiste sales points and online shop (lippu.fi), over the telephone and at R-kiosks in accordance with the prices and conditions of Lippupiste.

Sales points in Lappeenranta

Citymarket, Toikansuontie 4