An ultra-interesting programme full of surprises.
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.
Talented young players from the region’s music colleges feature as soloists and members of the orchestra in this eagerly-awaited annual spring event. Listen to the stars of the future and enjoy a varied musical menu for a wide range of soloists.
Beethoven’s 7th Symphony is known particularly for its catchy rhythms. Back in its day, one critic said the last movement sounded as if Beethoven had lost his mind. In this “Apotheosis of the dance” the dance-like symphony is framed by impressive dance suites by Blacher and Raitio. The soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 is world-famous Alexander Melnikov.
A fine feast of Italian music with top soloists and flavoursome arrangements by Antti Rissanen, from La Strada to Lazzarella and Mambo Italiano to O sole mio.
The traditional start to Easter: Bach’s St. John Passion
Strings, winds and brass of the Kymi Sinfonietta in concerts around the region.
Rising, multi-talented musician and conductor Taavi Oramo makes his debut with us, as does the commission from Sauli Zinovjev.
Items by well-known composers for the silver screen in a concert that well demonstrates the role of music in creating events and moods.
One of the high points of the Beethoven jubilee: a work commissioned from Jarkko Hartikainen sets the scene for Beethoven’s mighty Eroica symphony. Some much-loved French music finds ace flautist Sharon Bezaly in sentimental mood.
Fantastic wind instruments both ancient and new. Anything can become music in the hands of multi-instrumentalist Abraham Cupeiro. The conductor is one of the Kymi Sinfonietta’s own musicians, principal oboe Dimas Ruiz Santos. Together they have just returned from recording some of the works on this programme with one of London’s top orchestras.