The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra toured in 2008 to Italy, Estonia, Germany and China, taking in concerts in Peking, Shanghai and Shenzhen. In China it performed Sibelius’s Bard, Violin Concerto and Symphonies 1 & 5. John Storgårds conducted in Peking and Okko Kamu in Shenzhen. Also on the programme were the Grieg Piano Concerto (with Olli Mustonen as the soloist), and works by Tchaikovsky and Xiaogang Yen.
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