Spring 2022

  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Conductor:
Jaakko Kuusisto
Frigg Folk Music Band
Program
CONCERT WILL BE POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED (AUTUMN SEASON 2022) The lively, zippy concert by the Frigg Folk Music Band conducted by Jaakko Kuusisto is a guaranteed early-spring tonic in a programme combining Nordic tradition and earthy Americana folk with the sound of a large orchestra. Frigg’s unco…
Tickets:
€25/ 20/ 11
  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Conductor:
Henriikka Teerikangas
Soloist:
Radovan Vlatković, French horn
Program

Andrea Tarrodi: Serenade in Seven Colours
W. A. Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, KV 447

Lars-Erik Larsson: Concertino for French Horn and Strings Op. 45:5
W. A. Mozart: Serenade in C Minor “Nachtmusik”

Tonight we are pleased to welcome one of today’s most celebrated French-horn virtuosos, Radovan Vlatković, an artist who has made his instrument known by performing, recording and teaching the world over. The main work on the programme is Mozart’s elegant Horn Concerto No. 3, paired with the Concert…
Tickets:
€ 25/ 20/ 11
  • Kotka Concert Hall
Artists
Leader:
Raymond Cox
Program

Antonio Vivaldi:  Concerto for Two Trumpets and String Orchestra in C Major, RV 537
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor, BWV 1060

François Couperin: L’Apothéose de Lully
Johann Sebastian Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971

This concert curated and led by our leader, Raymond Cox, presents Italian, German and French music of the Baroque, sometimes in combination. The rich rhythms and melodies of Vivaldi, Bach and Couperin, along with the warmth and subtlety of Baroque music are sure to melt any listener’s heart. The con…
Tickets:
€ 25/ 20/ 11
  • Kotkan Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Conductor:
Olari Elts
Soloist:
Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon
Program

Jean Sibelius: The Trees Op. 75 (orchestral arr. Ernest Pingoud)
Páll Ragnar Pálsson: PLAY (commissioned jointly by the Kymi Sinfonietta and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra)

Reynaldo Hahn: Mozart Overture for Chamber Orchestra
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, KV 543

The Kymi Sinfonietta welcomes Estonian bassoon superstar and multiple Grammy nominee Martin Kuuskmann. Contemporary music occupies a large role in his repertoire. Together with Olari Elts he is now to play the Bassoon Concerto by Iceland’s Páll Ragnar Pálsson, a joint commission from the Kymi Sinfon…
Tickets:
€ 25/ 20/ 11
  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Conductor:
Anna-Maria Helsing
Soloist:
Julia Sporsén, soprano
Program

Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 1, D Major, Op. 11
Richard Wagner: Aria “Dich, teure Halle” (from “Tannhäuser”)

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Richard Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder (arr. Felix Mottl)

Anna-Maria Helsing is one of the most renowned and in-demand conductors of her generation, and a pioneer in the sense that she was the first woman in Finland to receive a Chief Conductor tenure. Her eagerly-awaited visit to our orchestra is now to take place in a Wagner-oriented programme. The soloi…
Tickets:
€ 25/ 20/ 11
  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Conductor:
Jukka Myllys
Cast:
Silja Sillanpää (Katti Matikainen) ja Ville Mononen (Nakkirakki)
Script:
Silja Sillanpää
Program
What do you need to make music? Two characters (a cat and a dog) familiar to Finnish children explore and talk – in Finnish – about the world of music performed under the baton of Jukka Myllys.
Tickets:
€12 (season ticket not valid) Family ticket: €40 (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 chil
  • Kotka Concert Hall
Artists
Conductor:
Jaroslav Zabojarkin
Soloist:
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, violin
Program

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Classical” Op. 25
Pēteris Vasks: Distant Light, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Ottorino Respighi: Gli Uccelli (The Birds)
Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)

Two great Russian artists join the Kymi Sinfonietta tonight: rising star conductor Yaroslav Zaboyarkin, and Sibelius Violin Competition winner Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, who immediately won our hearts on his first appearance with the Kymi Sinfonietta in 2011. The solo number is the Distant Light violin…
Tickets:
€ 25/ 20/ 11
  • Kouvola Central Church
  • Kotka Concert Hall
Artists
Conductor & tenor:
Topi Lehtipuu
Choir:
Kotka Cantata Choir
Program

Johann Sebastian Bach: Johannes-passio

The Kymi Sinfonietta’s Easter tradition is as thriving as ever, this time in a performance of the St John Passion with versatile conductor-tenor Topi Lehtipuu and a brilliant band of soloists. The St John Passion is a prime example of Bach’s timeless musical genius and skill. As we listen, we become…
Tickets:
€ 25/ 20/ 11
  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Conductor:
Heikki Elo
Vocalists:
Anne Mattila
Mikael Konttinen
Program
May Day would not be the same without a concert by the Kymi Sinfonietta celebrating spring with a feast of cheerful music and top-rate artists. The programme of shining gems and classics is enough to make anyone fizz.  
Tickets:
€ 25/ 20/ 11
  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Conductor:
Dimas Ruiz Santos
Soloist:
Essi Höglund
Program

Ida Moberg: Landtlig dans (Country Dance)
Antonín Dvořák: Romance in F Minor Op. 11, B. 39

György Ligeti: Concert românesc
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D. 589

Mounting the podium for this concert is the Kymi Sinfonietta’s own oboist-conductor Dimas Ruiz Santos. The works he has chosen bear echoes of folk music while also delving right to the roots of music; how have classical composers borrowed ideas from folk music? One interesting highlight is the Count…
Tickets:
€25/ 20/ 11
  • Kotka Concert Hall
  • Kuusankoski Hall
Artists
Conductor:
Esa Heikkilä
Program
Come and support the region’s young rising talents! The soloists in this concert conducted by Esa Heikkilä are all young students at the North Kymi or Kotka Region Music Institute. Playing with a live orchestra, working with a conductor and receiving encouragement from the audience are a rewarding e…
Tickets:
€19/16/11
  • Meriniemi Restaurant, Kotka
Artists
Kymi Sinfonietta chamber ensembles & pianist Irina Zahharenkova
Program

Mikhail Glinka: Septet in E-flat Major
Sergei Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor

Witold Lutosławski: Dance preludes, chamber orchestra version
Bohuslav Martinů: Les rondes, H. 200

String and wind players from the orchestra’s own ranks accompanied by pianist Irina Zahharenkova get up to speed in chamber repertoire rich in atmosphere, light and a zest for life as they demonstrate their art in a selection of works by Russian, Polish and Czech composers.
Tickets:
€19/ 16/ 11 (season ticket not valid)
  • Kotka Concert Hall
Artists
Conductor:
Olari Elts
Program
Lohisoitto is a festival like no other, and one of Finland’s most varied, multi-genre urban events. Under conductor Olari Elts, Lohisoitto and the Kymi Sinfonietta present a magnificent, unique early-summer concert. www.lohisoitto.fi & www.lippu.fi
  • Hamina Bastion, Raatihuoneenkatu 12
Artists
Conductor:
Aino Koskela
Soloists:
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, soprano
Ville Rusanen, baritone
Orchestra:
the Kymi Sinfonietta, the Dragoon Band and string members of the Conscript Band reserve
Program
Tickets:
The concert will last 1 hour 20 min. Tickets booked in advance €25 + delivery charge, at the gate €3