May Day Matinees

Wed 01/05/2019 12:00 - 13:00
Tickets: 37.00-7.00 €


Since the 1800s the orchestra’s traditional May Day Matinees and performance of the March of the Pori Regiment have been a fixture in the cultural calendar of Helsinki. This year’s spring celebrations feature the brass band Kolizio and actor Niina Lahtinen.


  • Taavi Oramo



    brass band

  • Niina Lahtinen



  • 12.00
    Richard Wagner

    Lohengrin Prelude to Act III

  • Johann Strauss Jr


  • Uuno Klami

    Suomenlinna, overture

  • Pierre de Geyter

    Kansainvälinen (sov. Antti Rissanen)

  • Aleksandrov-Anderson-Collins-Elgar-Kaski-Keskitalo-Kress-Lumbye-Manone-Monti-Mores-Pacius-Rimski-Korsakov-Rossini-Sibelius-Smith-Stevens-Strauss-Stravinski-Trad.-Virtanen-Wagner

    Mayday-Mayday-Mayday (arr. Petri Keskitalo)

  • Trad.

    En liten fågel

  • Johann Strauss Jr

    Champagne Polka

  • Kari Kriikku

    Kombucha for song and string orchestra

  • 13.00
    Christian F. Kress

    Porilaisten marssi

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 want to change my seat – what should I do?

If you would like to change your seat, you can purchase a new season ticket from the seats available when they go on sale. Unclaimed seats will be made available for individual concerts when the sales period for season tickets ends.

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.