Fri 12/02/2021 19:00 - 20:15
free entry


The spotlight shines brightly on the clarinet when classical music and jazz wink at each other. Leonard Bernstein added jazzriffs to his baroque constellations, Billy Strayhorns Chelsea Bridge sounds of memories of Ravel and Igor Stravinsky wrote his Ebony concerto for Woody Herman’s jazz ensemble. This elegant evening is hosted by the newly apointed artistic director of the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, Ed Partyka, who is proud to say he leads a “worldclass Big Band” in Helsinki. 



  • Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri

  • UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra

  • Ed Partyka


  • Mikko Mäkinen


  • Kasperi Sarikoski


  • Jouni Järvelä


  • Osmo Linkola


  • Heikki Nikula


  • Mika Paajanen



  • 19.00
    Leonard Bernstein

    Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

  • Eliane Elias

    Para Nada

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ebony Concerto

  • Ed Partyka

    G.G.‘s Last Dance

  • Billy Strayhorn

    Chelsea Bridge

  • 20.15
    Artie Shaw

    Concerto for Clarinet

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.

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 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 helsinki.philharmonic@hel.fi by 3pm on the day of the concert.