Kymi Sinfonietta - The orchestra of two cities
Launched on January 1, 1999, the Kymi Sinfonietta is a unique orchestra owned by two cities. It nevertheless has long traditions, consisting of musicians from the Kotka and Kouvola City Orchestras amalgamated at the end of 1998. Keen amateurs have, furthermore, been playing orchestral music in the region for at least a hundred years.
Soulful works by Rio de Janeiro maestros Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti, Edu Lobo and others in the loving hands of Visa, Vova and Ville.
This concert spotlights some of the Kymi Sinfonietta’s own players under its leader Raymond Cox. Many will recognise them from their charismatic performances on social media. Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante brings out the finest characteristics of each of the solo instruments, drawing them together in a work that is full of playfulness and delightful humour. Regarded as a great humourist in classical music, Haydn also had an extremely keen feel for narrative and contrast.
Esa Ylönen, pianist and Chairman of the Uuno Klami Society, joins players from the Kymi Sinfonietta in an appealing concert of charming chamber music by Uuno Klami, a composer from Virolahti in SE Finland, on the 120th anniversary of Klami’s birth. This concert is a unique opportunity to hear some of Klami’s lesser-known and seldom-performed works with a presenter to provide some background information.
Our orchestra office is on summer holiday 29.7.-3.8.2020.
We will inform about our autumn season after that.
We wish you relaxing and good summer!
KYMI SINFONIETTA’S REMAINING SPRING CONCERTS AND PUBLIC EVENTS CANCELLED
(Apart from the opening concert of the Kymijoen Lohisoitto festival on June 3, 2020)
Kymi Sinfonietta & The Artistic Advisor Olari Elts invite applications for the position of SOLO CELLO
Our auditions have been postponed until the autumn. The new schedule will be announced in due course. Stay tuned in!
Kymi Sinfonietta is a dynamic, innovative orchestra with a repertoire so varied as to make playing in its ranks especially interesting. Its Artistic Advisor Olari Elts, inspiring guest artists, and partners both Finnish and foreign lend added zest to the orchestra’s artistic activity.