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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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The International Uuno Klami Composition Competition's finals concert can be heard at YLE Areena

Submitted by Reetaliina Marin on Tue 18.2. klo 17:28

The IV International Uuno Klami Composition Competition (2018-2019) received a record number of entries – 283 from 38 countries. The five works chosen for the finals were performed by the Kymi Sinfonietta under conductor Olari Elts at finals concerts held in Kouvola on November 14 and Kotka on November 15, 2019. The soloists were Valentina Coladonato (soprano), Oleg Larionov (viola), Risto-Matti Marin (piano) and Heigo Rosin (marimba).

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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.

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