GODCHILDREN

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra has once again invited an entire age group to be its godchildren, this time all babies born in Helsinki in 2012.

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra has once again invited an entire age group to be its godchildren, this time all babies born in Helsinki in 2012.

The aim of the HPO's Godchildren is to
- awaken a love of music and playing music
- offer families a shared experience
- support the development of musical and motor skills in children
- lower the threshold for families to visit the Helsinki Music Centre

Altogether 3400 families have signed up for the programme, representing over half of the entire age group. The invitation was passed on to families with the help of Helsinki’s child welfare clinics. Families who register for the Godchild Project receive a gift CD featuring classic orchestral music that is performed at special concerts in spring and autumn geared to the child’s age at the time.

Godchildren get to participate in thematic children’s concerts in spring and active concerts with workshops in autumn. The seven-year Godchild Project will culminate with a spring concert in 2019, when they will get to perform together with the Godchild Orchestra at the Concert Hall of the Helsinki Music Centre.

Find out more about our Godchild Concerts

2017

Autumn

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Greetings from Satu
The Teddy Buttons musical tour
14010
kummilapsetlastensuusta
What kids say
The Teddy Buttons musical tour
14418
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
The Teddy Buttons musical tour 2
14419
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
The Teddy Buttons musical tour 1
14420
kummilapsetsoitinesittely
Instruments
Percussion
14416

Spring

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Greetings from Satu
The Search for the missing Baton
13992
kummilapsetlastensuusta
What kids say
The Search for the missing Baton
13991
kummilapsetkonsertista
From concert
The search of the missing baton 2
13989
kummilapsetkonsertista
From concert
The Search for the missing Baton
13990
2016

Autumn

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Greetings from Satu
Teddy Buttons’ wind concert
13530
kummilapsetlastensuusta
What kids say
Teddy Buttons’ wind concert
13531
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ wind concert
13532
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Instruments
Trombone
13535

Spring

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Greetings from Satu
Palace Ball
13536
Kummilapset_tietoisku
Facts
Erkki Lasonpalo, conducter
13873
kummilapsetlastensuusta
What kids say
Palace Ball
13877
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Palace Ball 1
13875
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From the concert
Palace Ball 2
13876
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Instruments
Trumpet
13874
2015

Autumn

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Greetings from Satu
Teddy Buttons’ concert
13907
kummilapsetlastensuusta
What kids say
Teddy Buttons’ concert
13878
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ concert 2
13880
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ concert 1
13881
kummilapsetsoitinesittely
Instruments
Bassoon
13879

Spring

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Greetings from Satu
Teddy Buttons’ theatre concert
13884
Kummilapset_tietoisku
Facts
Jari Sinkkonen, Docent of Child Psychiatry
13883
kummilapsetlastensuusta
What kids say
Teddy Buttons’ theatre concert
14008
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ theatre concert
13882
2014

Autumn

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Greetings from Satu
Teddy Buttons’ little music playschool
13885
Kummilapset_tietoisku
Facts
Soili Perkiö, Music Educator
13886
kummilapsetlastensuusta
What kids say
Teddy Buttons’ little music playschool
13887
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ little music playschool 1
13888
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ little music playschool 2
13889
kummilapsetsoitinesittely
Instruments
Clarinet
13890

Spring

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Greetings from Satu
Teddy Buttons’ concert
13901
Kummilapset_tietoisku
Facts
Eeva-Leena Pokela, Lecturer of Music Education
13902
kummilapsetlastensuusta
What kids say
Teddy Buttons’ concert
13903
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ concert 1
13904
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ concert 2
13905
2013

Autumn

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Greetings from Satu
Teddy Buttons’ autumn concert
13896
Kummilapset_tietoisku
Facts 2013 autumn
Markku Kaikkonen
14009
kummilapsetlastensuusta
What kids say
Teddy Buttons’ autumn concert
13897
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ autumn concert 2
13899
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ autumn concert 1
13898

Spring

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Greetings from Satu
Teddy Buttons’ spring concert
13891
Kummilapset_tietoisku
Facts
Elina Kivelä-Taskinen, Lecturer of Dance and Rhythm training
13892
kummilapsetlastensuusta
What kids say
Teddy Buttons’ spring concert
13893
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ spring concert 1
13894
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ spring concert 2
13895
kummilapsetsoitinesittely
Instruments
Kontrabasso
13865
2012

Autumn

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Greetings from Satu
Teddy Buttons’ concert
13864
Kummilapset_tietoisku
Facts
Mikko Sams, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
13863
kummilapsetlastensuusta
What kids say
Teddy Buttons’ concert
13862
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ concert 2
13861
kummilapsetkonsertista
From the concert
Teddy Buttons’ concert 1
13569
kummilapsetsoitinesittely
Instruments
Fagotti
13866