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Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s spring season 2019 offers huge 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, young virtuoso’s Juhani Heinonen violin competition’s finale and Leif Segerstam’s Brahms cycle will create an extraordinary experiences for the audience.

At the beginning of spring season, a long-awaited guest, American conductor Eugene Tzigane returns with a Hungary-themed program. The soloist of the concert is a Norwegian violist Eivind Ringstad whose career is rocketing at the moment. In February continues the cooperation of pianist Víkingur Ólafsson (“Iceland’s Glenn Gould”) and Ville Matvejeff with Bartók’s 3rd piano concerto.

In March we’ll have the recorder player Eero Saunamäki as our soloist. He will introduce his instrument also with old and new music as we will hear Telemann’s concerto from the golden age of recorder and Jukka Tiensuu’s concerto Appo from year 2017. The conductor of the concert is Tomas Djupsjöbacka who has gained reputation as a cellist and chamber musician.

Musical boundaries will break at bassist Lauri Porra’s concert, from whom we have commissioned a new work Memento for electric bass and symphony orchestra. The work will also be performed for a large group of 8th graders. Jyväskylä Sinfonia participates already for second year to Art Testers project, which enables visits to cultural destinations.

15th Juhani Heinonen violin competition in March will culminate to finale of 16–24 years old players. The young virtuosos will choose their work of selection of well-known violin concertos so there is place for a surprise moment. One of the spring’s top moments is also a visit of maestro Leif Segerstam who will continue the Brahms cycle begun on autumn 2017.

Carmina Burana and Pekka Kostiainen’s Triduum Paschale as season’s grand oeuvres

Carl Orff’s legendary stage cantata will be heard in Jyväskylä in January with big number of performers. The work composed in 30s is based on medieval Carmina Burana poem collection which deals with subjects like course of life, destiny, pleasures and temptations. Ville Matvejeff conducts the work and we will heard two choirs there: Jyväskylä Opera Choir and children choir Vox Aurea. The soloists are soprano Reetta Haavisto, tenor Aki Alamikkotervo and Croatian baritone Robert Kolar.

In April, we will have again on our program Pekka Kostiainen’s Easter oratorio Triduum Paschale which will be performed and recorded in cooperation with St Michel Strings. Oratorio’s soloists will be the top end of Finnish singers: soprano Kaisa Ranta, mezzo soprano Jeni Packalen, tenor Simo Mäkinen and bass Tapani Plathan. The choir parts are sung be the local Musica choir which was originally founded by Pekka Kostiainen.

Tapio family concerts will lead you to the Finnish mythology

Tapio family concerts in April will lead the audience to a fascinating journey to Finnish mythology and folktales. The base of the story are the children’s favorite songs from the collection “To the another world” by Jussi Rasinkangas. The story is visually supported by magnificent nature photos taken by Tomi Valo. The local factor of this project for symphony orchestra, children choir and soloist are the music classes from Kypärämäki school. The concerts are suitable especially for children from 5 to 12 years and for their parents.

Piazzolla, the shining of Hollywood and the balls of juggler will end the season

For the request of the audience, the Piazzolla project performed on spring 2018 will be heard again in May! The venue is this time Tanssisali Lutakko, which is one of the most famous rock clubs in Finland. The musicians of Jyväskylä Sinfonia and the bandoneón player Henrik Sandås will step into the stunning world of tango nuevo where the whole life is reflected from passion to melancholy. The program of the evening consists of Astor Piazzolla’s music arranged by Henrik Sandås.

Our spring season’s cooperation project Glamour & Glam goes Hollywood is a shining gala night full of stars. In cooperation with Jyväskylä City Theatre and the Central Finland’s Center of Dance we will enjoy the movies tunes form different eras and dancing moments. After the concert part, the night continues with a live band.

The last concert of spring season is a mixture of different arts. The special composer of the concert is P. D. Q. Bach, a forgotten son of J. S. Bach, whose piano concerto we will hear first time in Finland performed by the American pianist Jeffrey Biegel. The conductor of the concert is Eero Lehtimäki and we will also see and hear a work form Lotta Wennäkoski, Jong, where the soloist is juggler Sakari Männistö!

Wind music and a duo recital in spring season’s chamber concerts

The spring season’s chamber concerts will be heard in the gorgeous hall of Jyväskylä Town Hall. In January the stage is taken by Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s wind players whose program includes works from Georges Auric, Jean Françaix and Leos Janáček. In March, the Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s solo cellist Ilkka Kauppi and pianist Eliisa Suni perform a duo recital where the program consist of music by Sergei Prokofiev, Jean Sibelius and Einar Englund.

The spring season’s tickets are now on sale

Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s season tickets for spring include 10 concerts. The old season tickets must be renewed until 8.12. The new season ticket are on sale 11.12.–2.1.2019 at the ticket office of Jyväskylä City Theatre. The basic tickets have been available beginning from 7.11.


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