Jyväskylä Sinfonia

Jyväskylä Sinfonia. Photo: Tuukka Järventausta.

Jyväskylä Sinfonia. Photo: Tuukka Järventausta.

Jyväskylä Sinfonia. Photo: Tuukka Järventausta.



The eclectic spring season 2019 of Jyväskylä Sinfonia features virtuoso performances and rarely heard masterpieces

 

Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s spring season 2019 offers tremendous virtuosity, musical novelties and boundary-breaking experiences. Carl Orff’s magnum opus Carmina Burana will be heard in Jyväskylä after 20 years’ break.  Electric bass player and composer Lauri Porra’s commissioned work Memento, the final of the Juhani Heinonen Violin Competition and Leif Segerstam’s Brahms cycle will create extraordinary experiences for the audience.

 

At the beginning of spring season, a long-awaited guest, American conductor Eugene Tzigane returns with a Hungary-themed programme. The soloist of the concert is the Norwegian violist Eivind Ringstad. Bassist Lauri Porra of the Stratovarius fame will be performing his new work, Memento for electric bass and symphony orchestra. The work will also be performed for a large group of 8th graders as part of the Art Testers project, which is on its second year and encourages young audiences to seek artistic experiences.

 

In March, recorder player Eero Saunamäki will perform with our orchestra with a programme featuring both old and new music, including Georg Philipp Telemann’s Concerto for Recorder in C major, which represents the golden age of recorder music, and Jukka Tiensuu’s concerto Appo from 2017. The concert will be led by Tomas Djupsjöbacka who has made his name especially as a cellist and chamber musician.

 

Carl Orff’s legendary scenic cantata is based on the medieval collection of poems, Carmina Burana,
which deals with topics such as the course of life, destiny, pleasures and temptations. Conductor Ville Matvejeff will be leading the orchestra and the Jyväskylä Opera Choir and the children’s choir Vox Aurea. The soloists are Reetta Haavisto (soprano), Aki Alamikkotervo (tenor) and the Croatian Robert Kolar (baritone).

 

The Easter season in April includes Pekka Kostiainen’s Easter oratorio Triduum Paschale which will be performed and recorded in cooperation with St Michel Strings. The stellar line-up of soloists features Kaisa Ranta (soprano), Jeni Packalen (mezzo-soprano), Simo Mäkinen (tenor) and Tapani Plathan (bass). The chorus is the Musica Choir, initially founded by Pekka Kostiainen and currently led by Marjukka Manner.

 

Our popular hosted daytime concerts will be held on Wednesdays 16 January, 13 March, and 27 March at 12, and they will feature highlights from the main concert programmes.

 

Read more about the concerts and other events of Jyväskylä Sinfonia at www.jyvaskylasinfonia.fi.

 

Tickets:

Jyväskylä City Theatre ticket office, Vapaudenkatu 36, tel. +358 (0)14 266 0110

Lippupiste, www.lippu.fi, tel. + 358 (0)600 900 900 (service charge €1.50–3.50/ticket)

Contact information

Puistokatu 2 A, Jyväskylä
tel. +358 14 266 41 67
jkl.sinfonia@jkl.fi
www.sinfoniafinlandia.fi
Tickets: tel. +358 14 266 0110, www.lippu.fi
 

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Contact information

The symbols indicate the distance from Kompassiaukio (Compass Square) in the centre of Jyväskylä. (Source: Google Maps)
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Puistokatu 2 A, Jyväskylä
tel. +358 14 266 41 67
jkl.sinfonia@jkl.fi
www.sinfoniafinlandia.fi
Tickets: tel. +358 14 266 0110, www.lippu.fi