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Sinfonia’s autumn consists of top conductors, regional tours and celebration of Baltic Sea countries

Key themes of Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s autumn season 2018 are masterpieces of romantic era, world top conductors and tours reaching to the regional areas. Moreover, we celebrate the 100 years independence of two Baltic Sea states, Poland and Estonia, in two concerts. Our guests will be again Meta4 string quartet, Olli Mustonen and maestro Leif Segerstam who will continue the cycle of Brahms’ symphonies. More rough music will be offered by Tony Kakko and Sonata Arctica’s arrangements for symphony orchestra.

The autumn season’s opening concert will be grand and lush with National Opera’s solo cellist Samuli Peltonen playing the Dvořák Cello Concerto. The conductor Ville Matvejeff, who has been appointed to the new Artistic Director of Savonlinna Opera Festival, brings also Sibelius’ 3rd symphony to this concert. More romantic repertoire will be heard next week when a Chinese violin virtuoso Dan Zhu plays not often heard but beautiful Schumann Violin Concerto.

At the end of September we will hear electrifying interpretations of Mozart and Beethoven by our long term and much loved quest Olli Mustonen when he conducts the concert and plays as a soloist. Very special concert is coming at the end of October when one of the most successful Finnish string quartets, Meta4, will lead the whole concert without a conductor!

Circuit of two cycles: Leif Segerstam and Brahms & Víkingur Ólafsson and Beethoven

Legendary maestro Leif Segerstam will return on November to continue the cycle of Brahms’ symphonies by conducting the Symphony no 1 in c minor. The concert’s soloist is mezzo-soprano Anna Danik and naturally, we will also hear maestro’s own symphony. Our other cycle will continue in the hands of awesome Víkingur Ólafsson when we hear Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto and the Beethoven cycle part 4.

The name of Ólafsson’s concert, Elagu Eesti!, refers to second theme of the concert, our South neighbour Estonia. To honor the 100 years of Estonia’s independence, the other works of the concert will be orchestral works by Estonian composers Lepo Sumera and Eduard Tubin. Autumn’s second celebration concert, this time for Poland, is on October when we hear the impressive Krzysztof Penderecki’s Flute Concerto played by Łukasz Długosz. Russian-born Daniel Raiskin conducts the concert.

Regional tours on August and October

In the autumn season, Jyväskylä Sinfonia will arrange two regional concert tours in Central Finland in cooperation with local cultural services. The concerts, which are arranged in Toivakka, Joutsa, Keuruu, Petäjävesi and Saarijärvi are conducted by the young rising conductors of the conductor classes of Atso Almila from Sibelius Academy and Ari Rasilainen from Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. Both professors will follow the tours and tell about the concert programs and education of conductors. The regional tours will also contain concerts for schoolgoers.

Symphonic Sonata Arctica with Tony Kakko as a soloist

More rough music will be on stage at the end of November by Sonata Sinfonica when we hear arrangements of Sonata Arctica’s music for symphony orchestra in Jyväskylän Paviljonki. This “symphonic heavy” is also pompous but touchingly beautiful. The soloist of the concert is naturally Sonata Arctica’s Tony Kakko.

We will move to the other end around All Saints’ Day when we hear the Mozart’s Requiem in Taulumäki Church with the top soloists. Aurora Marthens, Anu Ontronen, Jussi Myllys, Nicholas Söderlund and the chamber choir Cantinovum will show their skills in this mysterious work.

The Snowman and Waltteri Torikka’s Christmas concert will bring the Christmas mood

Ever-loved Snowman will return to our repertoire! The traditional Christmas time animation will be seen and heard with live music on 4th and 5th of December. The Snowman animation lasts around 30 minutes so it suits well for even the youngest listeners. The Christmas 2018 will arrive latest with Waltteri Torikka’s Christmas concert in Taulumäki Church. We will hear traditional Christmas carols and more laid-back classics on 12.12.

Wind music and arts cooperation in autumn’s chamber music suite

The autumn’s chamber music suite will be opened with a concert in Jyväskylä City Hall where we hear quartets and quintets by Mozart, Crusell and Prokofiev. In October is Brass Time in Kuokkala Church when French horn player Jussi Järvenpää and trumpetist Zoltán Köver take the stage with their friends. In September as a part of The City of Light event, we will see a performance which combines dance, visual arts and music.

Autum’s Meet the artist -moments

In the autumn’s Meet the artist -moments we will hear the performers latest news and thoughts about the concert at Theatre’s corner lobby. The occasions start at 18.15. and last 15 minutes. Free entrance!

Autums season’s tickets are now on sale

Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s season tickets include 9 concerts and they are on sale until 27.8. You can buy the season ticket without the service fee at the Jyväskylä City Theatre Office, full service ticket offic-es 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]

25.5.2018Jaana Pinson

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