May Day Matinees

Mon 01/05/2017 12:00 - 13:00
Tickets: 32.50-7.50 €


The most musical of May Day traditions, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s May Day Matinees once again present classic favourites, from the Pori March to Lohengrin! 

Since 1883 the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s May Day Matinees have been a popular tradition in the Finnish capital. This year the sea of white student caps will be adorned by the tassels of the energetic Polytech Choir!

May Day Matinees at 12 & 14 
At 14 Live broadcast: YLE Radio 1 &


  • Jan Söderblom


  • Polyteknikkojen kuoro


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take photos of the orchestra?

Yes, but only before or after the concert. During the concert we just want you to enjoy the music. This way you won’t disturb the musicians or other audience members.

How can I order interval refreshments?

Simply call 020 762 4862, send an e-mail to​ or click on the link Interval refreshments for groups of 30 or more should be ordered from the sales service.

Do I have to dress up to attend a concert?

Only the orchestra has a dress code. You can dress as you like.

I have a season ticket but want to change my seat – what should I do?

If you would like to change your seat, you can purchase a new season ticket from the seats available when they go on sale. Unclaimed seats will be made available for individual concerts when the sales period for season tickets ends.

I have a season ticket but can’t make it to the concert – what should I do?

You can give the ticket to a friend or donate it to a music student by calling 09-3102 2700 or sending an e-mail to by 3pm on the day of the concert.