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E.g., 21/09/2017
E.g., 21/09/2017

“A good performance of the fifth symphony is a life-changing experience. The fantastic final movement almost forces you to hold your breath,” is how Herbert von Karajan described Gustav Mahler’s masterpiece. Although it received rather a cool reception in its own day, the symphony has since become Mahler’s most performed piece. The Adagietto fourth movement, which was used in the film Death in Venice, still brings a tear to the eye. “Harmonica” for tuba and orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann, a living legend of German concert music, is his most striking concerto.

Wed 27/09/2017
19:00


“A good performance of the fifth symphony is a life-changing experience. The fantastic final movement almost forces you to hold your breath,” is how Herbert von Karajan described Gustav Mahler’s masterpiece. Although it received rather a cool reception in its own day, the symphony has since become Mahler’s most performed piece. The Adagietto fourth movement, which was used in the film Death in Venice, still brings a tear to the eye. “Harmonica” for tuba and orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann, a living legend of German concert music, is his most striking concerto.

 

Thu 28/09/2017
19:00

Kamarimusiikkia Myllypuron monipuolisessa palvelukeskuksessa /
Filharmooninen Viihdejousikko & Aili Ikonen

Wed 04/10/2017
13:30

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra is nothing if not versatile.
Throughout the week musicians from the orchestra will form smaller ensembles and present a diverse and even surprising programme of chamber music.

Fri 06/10/2017
18:00

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra is nothing if not versatile.
Throughout the week musicians from the orchestra will form smaller ensembles and present a diverse and even surprising programme of chamber music.

 

Fri 06/10/2017
20:00

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra is nothing if not versatile.
Throughout the week musicians from the orchestra will form smaller ensembles and present a diverse and even surprising programme of chamber music.

Sat 07/10/2017
16:00

Having survived the horrors of the Third Reich, Richard Strauss experienced an artistic reawakening in his 80s. An American corporal who happened to be principal oboist of the Pittsburgh Orchestra in civilian life visited the great composer at his Bavarian home in the spring of 1945 and enquired if he had ever considered writing an oboe concerto. The idea grew on Strauss, resulting in one of the great achievements for the instrument and a real challenge for even the most skilled virtuosos.

Wed 11/10/2017
19:00

Having survived the horrors of the Third Reich, Richard Strauss experienced an artistic reawakening in his 80s. An American corporal who happened to be principal oboist of the Pittsburgh Orchestra in civilian life visited the great composer at his Bavarian home in the spring of 1945 and enquired if he had ever considered writing an oboe concerto. The idea grew on Strauss, resulting in one of the great achievements for the instrument and a real challenge for even the most skilled virtuosos.

Thu 12/10/2017
19:00

Young Finnish composer Sebastian Hilli won the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award with his first orchestral composition. The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra has the honour of premiering his latest work, Affekt, which will be conducted by our Chief Conductor Emeritus Leif Segerstam. Affekt was composed to mark the 100th anniversary of Helsingfors sång- och musikförbund and will be performed by a choir of over a hundred singers together with the orchestra.

Fri 20/10/2017
19:00

Simone Young from Australia has conducted some of the world’s finest orchestras, from the Vienna and Berlin philharmonics to New York’s Metropolitan Opera – and now she is finally visiting Finland too. She is unrivalled as an interpreter of Brahms, having served as chief conductor of the Hamburg Philharmonic in the composer’s hometown for a ten-year period. Elza van der Heever and Daniel Schmutzhard, stars of international opera stages, shine in A German Requiem, the life-affirming message of which is more comforting than sad.

Wed 25/10/2017
19:00

Simone Young from Australia has conducted some of the world’s finest orchestras, from the Vienna and Berlin philharmonics to New York’s Metropolitan Opera – and now she is finally visiting Finland too. She is unrivalled as an interpreter of Brahms, having served as chief conductor of the Hamburg Philharmonic in the composer’s hometown for a ten-year period. Elza van der Heever and Daniel Schmutzhard, stars of international opera stages, shine in A German Requiem, the life-affirming message of which is more comforting than sad.

Thu 26/10/2017
19:00

“So far it is without question my best piece. It's rather serious, I'm afraid – but it's got some tunes in it!” commented the otherwise reticent Benjamin Britten on his violin concerto, which he dedicated to the Spanish Civil War. His melancholic tone language is as if made for Tianwa Yang, ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year (Violin) in 2015 and a recognised specialist in 20th century music.

Fri 03/11/2017
19:00

“A symphony is no joke,” Johannes Brahms stated. He may be right, but at least his second symphony is the most good-humoured and in many regards most playful music that he ever composed. French conductor Bertrand de Billy makes his long-awaited debut with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, while clarinet virtuoso Jörg Widmann performs his own Elegie, soaring longer than should be humanly possible…

Wed 08/11/2017
19:00

“A symphony is no joke,” Johannes Brahms stated. He may be right, but at least his second symphony is the most good-humoured and in many regards most playful music that he ever composed. French conductor Bertrand de Billy makes his long-awaited debut with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, while clarinet virtuoso Jörg Widmann performs his own Elegie, soaring longer than should be humanly possible…

 

Thu 09/11/2017
19:00


In honour of the Finland 100 centenary year the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra will perform familiar school songs and popular orchestral classics together with 5th grade music students. The concert will feature young soloists and compositions by children and young people from Finland and abroad.

Tue 14/11/2017
19:00

Art imitates nature more tangibly then ever as the orchestra accompanies Arctic birds, swans, cranes and horned larks in all its tone colours. Cantus Arcticus brought Einojuhani Rautavaara to the awareness of the international music world, just as the brilliant Piano Concerto No. 2 did for Frédéric Chopin 150 years earlier. The piece is as if made for pianist Ingrid Fliter, who became the first female recipient of the Gilmore Artist Award in 2006. 

 

 

Fri 17/11/2017
19:00

Whether the programme features Bach, Liget or even the music to a Buster Keaton silent film, one can always expect a unique performance by Israeli pianist Matan Porat. In this concert Porat presents his interpretation of a model Romantic piano concerto. The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra will also premiere a new composition by Veli-Matti Puumala that was commissioned for the orchestra to mark the Finland 100 centenary year. The composition explores the experience of art as the interplay of space and sound.

Wed 22/11/2017
19:00

Whether the programme features Bach, Liget or even the music to a Buster Keaton silent film, one can always expect a unique performance by Israeli pianist Matan Porat. In this concert Porat presents his interpretation of a model Romantic piano concerto. The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra will also premiere a new composition by Veli-Matti Puumala that was commissioned for the orchestra to mark the Finland 100 centenary year. The composition explores the experience of art as the interplay of space and sound.

Thu 23/11/2017
19:00

Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri toivottaa kuulijat tervetulleiksi Musiikkitalossa pidettäviin avoimiin kenraaliharjoituksiinsa. Harjoitukset alkavat klo 10.00 konserttisalissa. Yleisön käytössä ovat permantosektorit E-C-S-T-N.
Liput Lippupalvelusta 3,00 € (palvelumaksu 1,50 €/lippu) sekä ennen harjoitusta Musiikkitalon lippumyymälästä. Koululais- ja opiskelijaryhmät maksutta, ennakkoilmoittautuminen viimeistään viikkoa ennen kenraaliharjoitusta: helsinki.philharmonic@hel.fi

Fri 08/12/2017
10:00

Throughout time the great names in Finnish music have gone out into the world to spread the word about our own compositions. From the violin concerto of Jean Sibelius to the “French symphony” of Leevi Madetoja and the overture composed by Aulis Sallinen for the royal family of Monaco, music has been Finland’s most impressive export product. The guest soloists for this festive evening is Sergey Malov, who never ceases to surprise with his own personal interpretations.

Fri 08/12/2017
19:00

Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri toivottaa kuulijat tervetulleiksi Musiikkitalossa pidettäviin avoimiin kenraaliharjoituksiinsa. Harjoitukset alkavat klo 10.00 konserttisalissa. Yleisön käytössä ovat permantosektorit E-C-S-T-N.
Liput Lippupalvelusta 3,00 € (palvelumaksu 1,50 €/lippu) sekä ennen harjoitusta Musiikkitalon lippumyymälästä. Koululais- ja opiskelijaryhmät maksutta, ennakkoilmoittautuminen viimeistään viikkoa ennen kenraaliharjoitusta: helsinki.philharmonic@hel.fi

Fri 15/12/2017
10:00

Composer and pianist Selim Palmgren included all his best characteristics in his third piano concerto: his Finnish mysticism, Central European elegance and memorable melodies earned him the epithet the “Chopin of the North”. In this evening’s concert Palmgren’s most popular composition is performed by one of our most successful pianists, Antti Siirala.

Fri 15/12/2017
19:00

Once again all the peoples of the world are brought together in the Ode to Joy that is Beethoven’s ninth symphony. The conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra's traditional season finale concert is the legendary Alexander Vedernikov, who is known as a visionary specialist in major works.

Wed 20/12/2017
19:00