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The rising stars of conductors and soloists at the Symphony’s spring

The spring season 2018 of Jyväskylä Sinfonia relies on romanticism and classicism. One of the season’s main points is the sea-themed concert series together with Kymi Sinfonietta. The singers are heard in several concerts besides the orchestra playing in Jyväskylä Opera’s Carmen. The Symphonic jazz evening is presenting the piano virtuoso Marian Petrescu and for children are the concerts by Katti Matikainen.

On February Jyväskylä Sinfonia will play three concerts with Kymi Sinfonietta in Jyväskylä, Kouvola and Kotka. The concerts are conducted by Estonian Olari Elts and the program includes sea-themed works from Sibelius, Britten and Debussy seasoned with Korngold’s Violin Concerto which is played by Russian Ilya Gringolts.

In the season’s opening concert we hear works of Casella and Ginastera and the violin soloist will be John Storgårds who is also creating an impressive career as a conductor. Young talents will be heard in a several concerts: on February the Spanish cellist, Tchaikovsky competion laureate Pablo Ferrández will play Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante. The season’s final concert will bring us the winner of year 2017 international Crusell Flute Competition, Niamh McKenna, whose work is Ibert’s Flute Concerto.

The traditional Easter concert presents the impressive master work of J. S. Bach: St Matthew Pas-sion. We enter into the baroque world also at two nights of April in Taulumäki Church when Ville Mat-vejeff will conduct a program with arias by Handel and Couperin and baroque referenced orchestral works. Soprano Ida Falk Winland is the soloist of baroque concerts.

The spring season’s special event is The One and Only – A Symphonic Jazz Evening when Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s soloist is virtuosic jazz pianist Marian Petrescu. The concert is a tribute to jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. The concert is arranged in cooperation with Air Forces whose Big Band will play with Sinfonia.

On February the children will love the concerts of Katti Matikainen, familiar character from Pikku Kakkonen. Together with Nakkirakki they will end up as soloists of a symphony orchestra. The con-certs are arranged on 16.–17.2. and the target group is children between 2 and 10 years but the concerts attracts also older listeners because the music is a real symphony orchestra’s music.

The Finnish beatboxer Felix Zenger is in flames on April when we hear his work for beatboxer and orchestra. In the same concert we hear also a unique composition created by local 8th graders. Jyväskylä Sinfonia is involved in Taidetestaajat-project which is supported by several Finnish funds.

Spring season’s tickets are now on sale

Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s season tickets include 10 concerts and they are on sale until 3.1. You can buy the season ticket without the service fee at the Jyväskylä City Theatre Office, full service ticket offices by Lippupiste, and Lippupiste web store.

+358 600 900 900 (1,98 €/min + local network charge)

Jyväskylä City Theatre Ticket Office
+358 14 266 0110

For further information:
Marketing and Communications Coordinator Outi Räsänen
+358 14 266 4167
outi.rasanen [at]

12.12.2017Pekka Piippa

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