Lunch concerts in Helsinki libraries

Wed 23/09/2020 12:00 - 13:00
free entry


Lunch concerts of Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in Helsinki libraries this autumn

Chamber music will fill Helsinki libraries this autumn as the Orchestra in your Library tour organised by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Helsinki City Library starts on 1 September. The tour will include performances in each of Helsinki’s 37 local libraries, as well as the mobile library. 

More detailed information about the concert programmes will be published on at the end of August. You can see the tour’s schedule at
The first concert will be held in Vallila Library on Tuesday 1 September, and the last concert will be in Lauttasaari Library on Thursday 22 October. The concerts will be held between 1 September and 22 October on each weekday at lunchtime, 12 noon, in one of Helsinki’s libraries. The lunch concerts are 30-minute chamber music performances where the musicians of Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra play as smaller chamber ensembles in the libraries. 
The concerts are free for the audience, as are all Helsinki City Library events. 


Week 36        
Tue 1.9.              Vallila Library 
Thu 3.9.              Herttoniemi Library

Week  37        
Mon 7.9.              Jätkäsaari Library 
Tue 8.9.               Vuosaari Library
Wed 9.9.              Viikki pop-up Library
To 10.9.               Tapulikaupunki Library
Fri 11.9.               Munkkiniemi Library
Week  38        
Mon 14.9.            Kontula Library
Tue 15.9.             Malminkartano Library
Wed 16.9.            Pitäjänmäki Library
To 17.9.               Tapanila Library
Fri 18.9.               Oulunkylä Library
Week  39        
Mon 21.9.            Myllypuro Media Library
Tue 22.9.             Roihuvuori Library
Wed 23.9.            Töölö Library
Thu 24.9.             Puistola Library
Fri 25.9.               Pasila Library
Week  40        
Mon 28.9.            Suomenlinna Library
Tue 29.9.             Helsinki Central Library Oodi
Wed 30.9.            Paloheinä Library
Thu 1.10.             Kallio Library
Fri 2.10.               Malmi Library
Week  41        
Tue 6.10.             Käpylä Library
Wed 7.10.            Jakomäki Library
Thu 8.10.             Maunula Library
Fri 9.10.               Kannelmäki Library
Week  42        
Mon 12.10.          Pohjois-Haaga Library
Tue 13.10.           Pukinmäki Library
Wed 14.10.          Rikhardinkatu Library
Thu 15.10.           Arabianranta Library
Fri 16.10.             Itäkeskus Library

Week 43        
Mon 19.10.          Etelä-Haaga Library
Tue 20.10.           Suutarila Library
Wed 21.10.          Laajasalo Library
Thu 22.10.           Lauttasaari Library

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 the Restis app. 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 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 by 3pm on the day of the concert.