Finnish Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra


A new form of concert “CROSS ART” presented by Pro Arte Musice

On the day of the concert, "One-day painting exhibition!" After enjoying the colors and history of the art of the city where the orchestra was born, you can actually touch the music. The first CROSS ART is based on the theme of "Moomin", which is widely loved by adults and children, and the Moomin original painting and print drawn by Tove Jansson from Tampere, Finland, which has become the image of Moominvalley, with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. This is a plan to invite 30 pieces of music together with the orchestra!


Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

The Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra (Finnish: Tampere Filharmonia) is one of Scandinavia's leading orchestras with 97 musicians. In 2010, it celebrated its 80th anniversary.

In August 2013, Finnish conductor Santu-Mathias Rouvali was appointed artistic director from his predecessor Hannu Lintu. Rintu's predecessor was Principal Conductor John Stogers and Estonian Conductor Laureate Eli Crass, with Jouni Kaipainen as resident composer.

In 1990, with the completion of the Tampere Hall, an excellent concert hall and conference venue, the orchestra literally moved into a Brave New World. This artfully renovated facility with concert hall seats 1,800 and foreshadows the orchestra's next artistic leap forward.

During the winter months, there are orchestral concerts every Friday and a series of chamber music on Sunday afternoons called 'Afternoons of the Faun'. It is also active as an opera and ballet orchestra and regularly performs at the Tampere Biennale Contemporary Music Festival.

The Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra is planning a number of educational programs for children and young people that take advantage of its unique characteristics. This orchestra is the first to hold such an attempt in Finland.

The orchestra has recently released recordings by conductors such as Hannu Lintu, Eli Kras, John Strugars, Tuomas Orilla and Leif Segerstam on the Ondine label, with 40 recordings sold domestically and internationally. Recent recordings include works by Jukka Tiens, Jouni Kaipainen, Einar Englund, Petris Vasks, John Corigliano, Alma Mahler, Leo Brouwer, Robert Schumann and Jean Sibelius. Many of his recordings have been listed as discs of 2004 by the Cannes Classical Special Awards, and have received excellent reviews, winning five other awards. A recording of Jukka Tiens' work released in spring 2007 was nominated for the IFPI Finland Emma Award.

The Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra has toured Scandinavia, Estonia, Germany, Holland, Spain and the USA. In the autumn season of 2007, the orchestra will perform in Dortmund as part of Sibelius' anniversary year, perform in London for its debut in mainland England, visit Croydon, Birmingham, etc., and finish in Utrecht in the Netherlands. decorated the

Founded in 1930 and run by the city of Tampere since 1947, the orchestra has established itself as a professional orchestra during its 37 years under the leadership of Eero Kossonen. Since then, the orchestra has reached an unrivaled level of performance in Finnish music, especially under Paavo Rautio, who conducted it from 1974 to 1987, and toured the United States in 1987. Ta. Between 1990 and 1994, when Leonid Grin was artistic director, he regularly made recordings that demonstrated his outstanding achievements.

Also noteworthy is the performance program designed by Tuomas Hannikainen, artistic director from 1994 to 1998.

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor

Rowvari studied percussion and conducting at the Sibelius Conservatory. He majored in Leif Segerstam's class, and also studied with Jorma Panula and Hannu Lintu.

Currently, he is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.

In the 2015/2016 season, he performed Sibelius Zyklus in Tampere and made his Sibelius debut with the Deutsche Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted and maintained regular relationships with the South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra of America, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Scottish Orchestra. He has also performed with orchestras in North America, including the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchester Philharmonie de Radio France, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (2012/2014), and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

On CD, Timo Kohonen (guitar) / Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Kinmo Hakola and Toshio Hosokawa Guitar Concerto (Ondine label), Baiba Skride (violin) / Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Nielsen and Sibelius violin Concerto (Orfeo label) was released in 2015.

As an opera conductor, he has conducted Bizet's "Carmen" and Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at the West Coast Kokkola Opera, and Verdi's "Force of Destiny" at the Tampere Opera.

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