Audience Development

Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s audience development aims to make the orchestra's work and its content more familiar for audience. Audience development enables audience to deepen its knowledge about music and the content of it.

Audience development also familiarizes new audience with orchestra's work and, in this way, enhances participation in concerts and all other events orchestra offers. In addition, audience development supports participation and accessibility for the groups that have left out from the activities for several reasons.

In year 2017 Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s audience development reached over 5000 people.

Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s audience development consists of:

Read here what Jyväskylä Sinfonia offers for children and youth.

Open Dress Rehearsals

Jyväskylä Sinfonia offers for different groups an opportunity to come to follow dress rehearsals for free of charge. The dress rehearsals are interesting events to see how conductors and soloists are getting prepared for the evening's concert.
Because the dress rehearsals are extremely popular, each group can take part to them only once a season. The minimum size for a group is 10 people – unfortunately it is not possible to take in single visitors.

Open Dress Rehearsals start at 10 am and they last three hours. However, it is possible to exit during a pause (around 11.15 am).
If your group wants to visit a dress rehearsal, please contact us as early as possible after the publication of each season’s open rehearsals. You can enrol in by calling 014 266 4592 or by mail jkl.sinfonia [at]

Open dress rehearsals, spring 2019

20.2. Iceland's Glenn Gould
10.4. French Mozart
8.5. Theatre and Circus, full! Exceptionally 11 am.

Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist events give an opportunity to meet the performing artists and hear some thoughts they are having about the concert program and their musical work in general. The audience can also ask questions from the artists.
The events are organized on the concert evenings at the upper lobby in the theatre house at 6.15pm. Meet the Artists are free of charge. When having international artists, some parts of the interviews are held in English.
You are warmly welcome!

Meet the Artist, autumn 2018

Wed 5.9. cellist Samuli Peltonen
Wed 26.9. pianist-conductor Olli Mustonen
Ke 3.10. Meta4 violinists Minna Pesola and Antti Tikkanen
Ke 10.10. conductor Daniel Raiskin

Little Overtures

Time to time young music students come to delight concert audience with their playing. Little Overtures are organized on the concert evenings at the upper lobby in the theatre house at 6.30pm and they are free of charge.

28.11. Symphony concert Beethoven cycle IV – Elagu Eesti! Little Overture at 6.30 pm, two flute duos from Gradia Music: Emilia Terho & Liina Malmirae and Iida Ikkala & Hilda Orell

Sinfonia on the Move

Every spring for one week Jyväskylä Sinfonia spreads happiness with mini chamber concerts around Jyväskylä. Sinfonia on the Move performances are held for example in libraries, shopping malls, nursery houses and hospitals.  All the performances are free of charge – stay tuned for the next Move week!

Backstage Tours

On Backstage Tours you can get to know Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s work better, see the backstage of theatre house and have a look from the stage from musician’s point of view. Backstage tours are held in Finnish.


The Art Testers, Taidetestaajat, is the largest cultural project directed to young people in Finnish history. The Finnish Cultural Foundation will take three age groups of eighth-graders to art institutions. The first visits were made in September 2017, and the project will continue until May 2020. Including the teachers, the national campaign will reach almost 200,000 individuals. The aim is to provide young people an opportunity to experience art, also art to which many would not otherwise have access to.

Jyväskylä Sinfonia took a part to the Art Testers in year 2018 and in the following year 2019 Jyväskylä Sinfonia will also be joining the project.

More general info about The Art Testers in English: