Sibelius 150

Sibelius 150

  • 2016

    2016

    Susanna Mälkki begins as Chief Conductor of the HPO
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  • 2015

    2015

    The Sibelius 150 jubilee
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  • 2014

    2014

    Tour to Germany and The Netherlands
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  • 2012

    2012

    Tour to Austria and Germany
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  • 2012

    2012

    Second godchild project begins
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  • 2011

    2011

    The HPO moves to the Helsinki Music Centre
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  • 2010

    2010

    Peter Zimmermann records the Sibelius Violin Concerto, Bard and Wood-Nymph with John Storgårds conducting
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  • 2008

    2008

    Tour to China under John Storgårds and Okko Kamu
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  • 2008

    2008

    John Storgårds as Chief Conductor of the HPO
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  • 2006

    2006

    Luonnotar is recorded with Soile Isokoski as the soloist
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  • 2004

    2004

    South American tour under Saraste and Segerstam
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  • 2000

    2000

    First godchild project begins
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  • 2000

    2000

    Central European tour – 100 years from the Paris tour
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  • 1998

    1998

    Helsingin Sanomat: “Leif Segerstam’s Sibelius disc is unusually good!”
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  • 1996

    1996

    Recording of Einojuhani Rautavaara: Symphony No. 7 “Angel of Light” & Annunciations
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  • 1995

    1995

    Pekka Kuusisto wins the Sibelius Violin Competition
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  • 1995

    1995

    Leif Segerstam as the HPO’s 11th Chief Conductor
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  • 1993

    1993

    The Pro Filharmonia is founded
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  • 1990

    1990

    Sergiu Comissiona as conductor of the HPO
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  • 1988

    1988

    Tour to Japan
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  • 1984

    1984

    Paavo Berglund begins recording the complete Sibelius symphonies
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  • 1981

    1981

    Okko Kamu as conductor of the HPO
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  • 1978

    1978

    Tour to Czechoslovakia
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  • 1978

    1978

    Ulf Söderblom as conductor of the HPO
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  • 1975

    1975

    Paavo Berglund as conductor of the HPO
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  • 1972

    1972

    An interregnum of several conductors
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  • 1971

    1971

    The HPO moves its concerts to Finlandia Hall
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  • 1968

    1968

    Extensive US tour with Panula and Segerstam
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  • 1967

    1967

    Seppo Heikinheimo joins the HPO administration
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  • 1965

    1965

    Jorma Panula as conductor of the HPO
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  • 1965

    1965

    The Sibelius centenary and a European tour
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  • 1960

    1960

    Andrés Segovia as soloist with the HPO
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  • 1957

    1957

    Sibelius’s funeral
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  • 1955

    1955

    Sibelius’s 90th birthday
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  • 1951

    1951

    Heitor Villa-Lobos as guest conductor
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  • 1951

    1951

    Tauno Hannikainen as conductor of the HPO
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  • 1949

    1949

    Revival of the concerts for schoolchildren
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  • 1948

    1948

    he HPO’s last Sibelius premiere, The Lonely Ski Trail, arr. for narrator, string orchestra and harp (cond. Martti Similä)
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  • 1946

    1946

    Martti Similä as conductor of the HPO
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  • 1940

    1940

    Haphazard conductor policy
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  • 1937

    1937

    Holger Fransman is appointed principal horn
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  • 1934

    1934

    The HPO represents Finland in London
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  • 1933

    1933

    Ottorino Respighi guest conducts the HPO
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  • 1933

    1933

    Schnéevoigt conducts the first concert for schoolchildren
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  • 1932

    1932

    Georg Schnéevoigt conducts the City Orchestra
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  • 1927

    1927

    Symphony No. 7, Tapiola and the Overture to The Tempest, all Finnish premieres (cond. Kajanus)
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  • 1925

    1925

    Morceau romantique sur un motif de M. Jacob von Julin
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  • 1923

    1923

    Symphony No. 6, Valse chevaleresque, Suite caractérisque, Suite champêtre
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  • 1922

    1922

    Suite mignonne & Valse lyrique (cond. Karl Ekman)
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  • 1919

    1919

    Symphony No. 5, final version, Humoresques for violin and piano (sol. Paul Cherkassky)
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  • 1918

    1918

    The Jaeger March for male choir and orchestra
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  • 1916

    1916

    Cantique ja Devotion sellolle ja orkesterille (solisti Ossian Fohström) & Jokamies, näyttämömusiikki (johtajana Kajanus)
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  • 1915

    1915

    50th birthday concert: Symphony No. 5, first version, Aallottaret, Finnish premiere, Serenades 1 & 2 for violin and orchestra (sol. Richard Burgin)
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  • 1914

    1914

    The First World War raises problems
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  • 1914

    1914

    Kajanus directs the Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 1913

    1913

    Bardi, ensimmäinen versio
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  • 1913

    1913

    Negotiations begin over changing the name of the Philharmonic Orchestra to the Helsinki City Orchestra
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  • 1912

    1912

    The orchestra war breaks out
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  • 1912

    1912

    Scènes historiques I & II
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  • 1911

    1911

    Symphony No. 4 (premiere), In memoriam, The Dryad, Night Ride and Sunrise (Finnish premiere)
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  • 1907

    1907

    Gustav Mahler as guest conductor with the Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 1907

    1907

    Symphony No. 3, Pohjola’s Daughter (Finnish premiere), Belshazzar’s Feast, orchestral suite
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  • 1906

    1906

    Pelléas et Mélisande, orchestral suite, Violin Concerto (Finnish premiere of the revised version) (cond. Kajanus)
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  • 1904

    1904

    Violin Concerto, Cassazione, Have You Courage?, The Origin of Fire, for baritone, male choir and orchestra & Valse triste
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  • 1902

    1902

    Symphony No. 2, Overture in A Minor, Impromptu for women’s choir and orchestra
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  • 1900

    1900

    Send-off to the Paris World Fair tour: Finlandia, Symphony No. 1, revised version (cond. Kajanus)
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  • 1900

    1900

    The Paris World Fair – the “Paris Tour”
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  • 1899

    1899

    Symphony No. 1, The Song of the Athenians & Music for the Press Celebrations
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  • 1898

    1898

    Kung Kristian II (Kuningas Kristian II), orkesterisarja (joht. Kajanus)
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  • 1897

    1897

    Lemminkäinen, revised version, The Rapid-Rider’s Brides
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  • 1896

    1896

    Lemminkäinen, first version & Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower)
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  • 1895

    1895

    Vårsång (Kevätlaulu), Skogsrået (Metsänhaltia), Serenadi baritonille ja orkesterille (sol. Abraham Ojanperä)
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  • 1894

    1894

    The Helsinki Orchestra Association becomes the Helsinki Philharmonic Society
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  • 1893

    1893

    En saga (Satu)
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  • 1892

    1892

    Kullervo
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  • 1892

    1892

    The Symposium
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  • 1892

    1892

    Willy Burmester takes over as leader of the orchestra
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  • 1891

    1891

    Alkusoitto E-duuri ja Scène de ballet (joht. Robert Kajanus)
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  • 1886

    1886

    Johan Svendsen as guest conductor
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  • 1885

    1885

    Kajanus’s practical orchestra school
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  • 1884

    1884

    The first May Day matinée
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  • 1883

    1883

    Eugène Ysaÿe as soloist with the orchestra
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  • 1882

    1882

    An orchestra is formed
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  • 1856

    1856

    Robert Kajanus is born
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