Symphonic Ellington

Tue 18/09/2018 19:00 - 21:00
Tickets: 37.00-7.00 €


Duke Ellington’s swing is brought to life as the UMO Jazz Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra join forces once again. The programme includes the classic album Symphonic Ellington and its iconic musical description of Harlem. Antti Rissanen conducts the orchestras as they take on familiar and fresher arrangements of the music of the jazz giant.


  • Antti Rissanen


  • Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri

  • UMO Jazz Orchestra


  • 19.00
    Duke Ellington


  • Duke Ellington

    Non-Violent Integration

  • Duke Ellington

    Night Creature 1st Movement "Blind Bug"

  • Duke Ellington

    Night Creature 2nd Movement "Stalking Monster"

  • Duke Ellington

    Night Creature 3rd Movement "Dazzling Creature"

  • Interval

  • Duke Ellington

    Sunset and the Mockingbird

  • Duke Ellington

    Lightning Bugs and Frogs

  • Duke Ellington

    Le Sucrier Velours

  • Duke Ellington

    Northern Lights

  • Duke Ellington

    Single Petal of a Rose

  • Duke Ellington

    Apes and Peacocks

  • Duke Ellington

    Do nothing till you hear from me (arr. Tero Lindberg)

  • Duke Ellington

    It don’t mean a thing (arr. Antti Rissanen)

  • Duke Ellington

    Sophisticated Lady (arr. David Berger)

  • Duke Ellington

    Take the A Train (arr. David Berger)

  • 21.00
    Duke Ellington

    Caravan (arr. Antti Rissanen/Tero Lindberg)

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?

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