Fall 2019

  • Kotka Church
  • Kuusankoski Church
Artists
Leader
Raymond Cox, viulu
Program

Antonio Vivaldi:   
Arias from the opera Ottone in villa (1713)

Giovanni Alberto Ristori:
Movements from the cantata Dai crini omai scuotete (The Day of the Coronation of Her Majesty Anna Empress of Russia, 1736)

Carlo Farina:
Capriccio stravagante (1627)

Marco Uccellini:
Movements from Sonate, arie e correnti (1642)

Antonio Bertali:
Ciaccona (1662)

Francesco Geminiani:
Concerto grosso No. 12 “La folia” (after the well-known Violin Sonata La folia by Arcangelo Corelli, 1729)

Our leader, Raymond Cox, has devised a pleasing menu of colourful, virtuosic music of the Italian Baroque ranging from Carlo Farina’s furious Capriccio stravagante to arias from Antonio Vivaldi’s opera Ottone in villa. Starring as our soloist is countertenor Teppo Lampela, master of a type of voice…
Tickets:
22/17/9 €
  • Kyminsuu Culture Centre, Karhula
  • Kuusankoski Hall
  • Kyminsuu Culture Centre, Karhula
Artists
Leader and arrangements
Visa Haarala
Program
Once again we turn the spotlight on some of our first-class players as our principal trumpet Visa Haarala acts the soloist, leader and arranger in a sizzling programme with friends from Brazil and the Kymi Sinfonietta. The majority of the pieces are by pianist-composer Gabriel Geszti, but there will…
Tickets:
22/17/9 € (ei sis. kausikorttiin, kausikorttilaisille 5 €:n alennus)
  • Kotka Church
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Pianist and leader
Paavali Jumppanen
Program

J. S. Bach:
Movements from Die Kunst Der Fuge

W. A. Mozart:
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, KV 488

L. van Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

Paavali Jumppanen, a great hit with audiences on his previous appearances with the Kymi Sinfonietta, returns to lead and act as soloist in two great masterpieces in the piano repertoire. Though Bach, Mozart and Beethoven never met, Mozart and Beethoven were influenced by the music of Bach, and Beeth…
  • Kotka Church
  • Kouvola Town Hall
Artists
Leader and violist:
Lawrence Power
Soloist:
Robin Tritschler, tenor
Program

John Dowland:
If my complaints for tenor and ensemble

Benjamin Britten:              
Lachrymae 

Arcangelo Corelli:             
Movement from Concerto Grosso No. 6

Michael Tippett:                
Corelli Fantasia

H. Purcell – L. Stokowski:
Dido’s Lament: “When I am Laid in Earth” from the opera Dido and Aeneas

Benjamin Britten:
Nocturne for tenor and instrumental ensemble

Esa-Pekka Salonen:           
Pentatonic Etude for viola

Olari Elts’s other new concert series is “Viola in my Life” focusing on top viola players from round the world. It would, says Elts, be a pity not to use such a resource. Some solo violists also lead their concerts. First on the list is the celebrated Brit Lawrence Power, in a programme that cleverl…
  • Kuusankoski Hall
  • Kotka Concert Hall (+Results and prize-giving ceremony)
Artists
Conductor
Olari Elts
Program

Christopher Culpo (France)
Mundus Imaginalis*

Pertti Jalava (Finland)
Viola Concerto*

Andrea Portera (Italy)
Klecksophonic Lieder*

Tomi Räisänen (Finland)
Portal, Marimba Concerto*

Roberto Sansuini (Italy)
Four Tales for Small Orchestra*

Jury:
Kalevi Aho (Chairman), Magnus Lindberg,
Erkki-Sven Tüür and Olari Elts

*world premiere performance

The tension rises in the finals concerts of one of the world’s most popular composition competitions, the International Uuno Klami now being held for the fourth time. Audiences at these concerts will have a chance to hear no fewer than five world premiere performances. The five works were chosen fro…
Tickets:
Tickets: €22/17/9 (season tickets not valid; reduction of € 2)
  • Kuusankoski Hall
  • Kotka Concert Hall
Artists
Conductor
Ville Matvejeff
Program

Magnus Lindberg:     
Chorale

Jean Sibelius:     
Violin Concerto

Sergei Rachmaninoff:    
Symphony No. 2

The Kymi Sinfonietta continues the collaboration with the Jyväskylä Sinfonia that got off to such a good start last year. This time the concert will feature all-time favourites by Lindberg, Sibelius and Rachmaninoff. The soloist in the Sibelius Violin Concerto is the young, highly-talented Rebecca R…
Tickets:
Tickets: €25/20/12
  • Kotkan konserttitalo
  • Kotkan konserttitalo
  • Kuusankoskitalo
Artists
Conductor
Kimmo Tullila
Soloist:
Ukko Väisänen
Program
A live performance by the Kymi Sinfonietta of the evergreen classic The Snowman, a touching Christmas story of friendship. This award-winning British animation film premiered in 1982 captures hearts both young and old.
Tickets:
€ 10 (season tickets not valid)

© Snowman Enterprises Ltd

  • Kotka Church
  • Kouvola Central Church
Artists
Conductor
Olari Elts
Program

Felix Mendelssohn:   
Symphony No. 6

Ave Maris Stella for soprano and orchestra
Vom Himmel Hoch, cantata based on the hymn

W. A. Mozart: 
Symphony No. 31

Laudate Dominum for soprano, choir and orchestra
Regina Coeli for soprano, choir and orchestra

Our pre-Christmas concerts present a programme of some of the best-loved Christmas music. This time we combine works by two composers, Mozart and Mendelssohn, both Wunderkinder in their day. The Kymi Sinfonietta also brings together singers from the north and south of the region: Sonus from Kouvola…
Tickets:
22/17/9 €