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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.

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YOUNG SOLOISTS

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 – RADICAL GURU IV

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.

“RINGING IN THE PAST”

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.

 

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