May Day Matinees

Tue 01/05/2018 14:00 - 15:00
Tickets: 36.00-7.00 €


Finnish lemon mead (sima), colourful balloons and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s May Day Matinees.

Since 1883 the locals in Helsinki have enjoyed celebrating the arrival of spring with great music. This year we ring in May with some Lohengrin, the traditional March of the Pori Regiment and other popular arrangements. The orchestra’s most traditional concert of the year will star the captivating Maria Ylipää.


  • Erkki Lasonpalo


  • Maria Ylipää



  • 14.00
    Richard Wagner

    Lohengrin III näytöksen alkusoitto

  • Johann Strauss Jr

    Lepakko - alkusoitto

  • Johann Strauss Jr

    Kevään ääniä

  • Norbert Glanzberg

    Padam padam

  • Toivo Kärki

    Siks oon mä suruinen

  • Tapio Rautavaara

    Sininen uni

  • Hans Christian Lumbye


  • Johann Strauss Jr


  • Kaj Chydenius


  • Marguerite Monnot

    Hymni rakkaudelle

  • Anna-Mari Kähärä


  • 15.00
    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 click on the link 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.