Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Formed 1882
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
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1882
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Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (Finnish: Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri, Swedish: Helsingfors stadsorkester) is a Finnish orchestra based in Helsinki. Its primary concert venue is the Helsinki Music Centre.

In 1882, with the backing of two wealthy businessmen, Robert Kajanus founded the orchestra as the Helsinki Orchestral Society and served as its chief conductor for 50 years. It was the first permanent orchestra in the Nordic countries. In 1914, it merged with its rival ensemble, the Helsinki Symphony Orchestra, and acquired its present name. Until 1962, it also served as the orchestra for the Finnish National Opera.

Leif Segerstam was chief conductor of the orchestra from 1995 to 2007, and is now its chief conductor emeritus. John Storgårds became principal guest conductor of the orchestra in 2003, and took up the chief conductorship of the orchestra in the autumn of 2008, with an initial contract of 4 years. Following an initial renewal of his contract through 2014., in October 2013, the orchestra announced a further extension of Storgårds' contract through December 2015, at which time he is scheduled to step down from the chief conductorship of the orchestra. In September 2014, the orchestra announced the appointment of Susanna Mälkki as its next chief conductor, effective with the 2016-2017 season, with an initial contract of 3 years. She is the first female conductor to be named to the post in the orchestra's history. In October 2017, the orchestra announced the extension of Mälkki's contract as chief conductor through 2021.

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Erkki-Sven Tüür
Prophecy For Accordion And Orchestra
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Prophecy For Accordion And Orchestra
Uuno Klami
Kalevala Suite, Op.23 (Terhenniemi)
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Kalevala Suite, Op.23 (Terhenniemi)
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Towards the horizon, Concerto for cello and orchestra
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Towards the horizon, Concerto for cello and orchestra
Hector Berlioz
Harold in Italy (Marche des pèlerins
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Harold in Italy (Marche des pèlerins
Jean Sibelius
Finlandia, Op 26
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Finlandia, Op 26
Antonín Dvořák
Romance in F minor, Op 11
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Romance in F minor, Op 11
Jean Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: III. Allegro, ma non tanto
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Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: III. Allegro, ma non tanto
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Finlandia
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Finlandia
Alexander von Zemlinsky
The Mermaid
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The Mermaid
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Much ado about nothing Suite - Overture
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Much ado about nothing Suite - Overture
Jean Sibelius
Karelia Suite (Alla marcia)
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Karelia Suite (Alla marcia)
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Autumn Gardens (Finale; Giocoso e leggiero)
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Autumn Gardens (Finale; Giocoso e leggiero)
Jean Sibelius
Tapiola
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Tapiola
Jean Sibelius
Autumn Evening, Op 38 No 1
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Autumn Evening, Op 38 No 1
Jean Sibelius
Fool's song of the spider (King Christian II)
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Fool's song of the spider (King Christian II)
Carl Nielsen
Karelia Suite, Op. 11 (Ballad)
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Karelia Suite, Op. 11 (Ballad)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op 39 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op 39 (3rd mvt)
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Harp Concerto (2nd mvt)
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Harp Concerto (2nd mvt)
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for birds and orchestra), Op 61
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Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for birds and orchestra), Op 61
Jean Sibelius
Karelia Suite (Intermezzo)
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Karelia Suite (Intermezzo)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Much Ado about Nothing, Op 11 (Overture)
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Much Ado about Nothing, Op 11 (Overture)
Jean Sibelius
The Swan of Tuonela (Lemminkainen Suite)
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The Swan of Tuonela (Lemminkainen Suite)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Oh Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast Op 62a No 2
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Oh Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast Op 62a No 2
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Cantus Arcticus: I. The Bog
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Cantus Arcticus: I. The Bog
Dmitry Shostakovich
Oh Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast..., Op 62a No 2 (6 Romances)
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Oh Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast..., Op 62a No 2 (6 Romances)
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Cantus Arcticus, Op 61 (3rd mvt, Swans migrating)
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Cantus Arcticus, Op 61 (3rd mvt, Swans migrating)
Einojuhani Rautavaara
Rubaiyat. Awake! and Interlude 1
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Rubaiyat. Awake! and Interlude 1
Uuno Klami
Kalevala Suite, Op. 23 - IV Cradle Song for Lemminkäinen
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Kalevala Suite, Op. 23 - IV Cradle Song for Lemminkäinen
Jean Sibelius
Karelia Suite, Op 11
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Karelia Suite, Op 11
Jean Sibelius
Three Songs, Op 37 - No 1, 'The First Kiss'; No 3, 'Sunrise'; No 4, 'Was it a dream?'
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Three Songs, Op 37 - No 1, 'The First Kiss'; No 3, 'Sunrise'; No 4, 'Was it a dream?'
Jean Sibelius
The Bard Op.64
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The Bard Op.64
Jean Sibelius
Finlandia
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Finlandia
Jean Sibelius
Lemminkainen's Return (Lemminkainen Legends, Op 22)
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Lemminkainen's Return (Lemminkainen Legends, Op 22)
Jean Sibelius
Luonnotar, Op.70
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Luonnotar, Op.70
Dmitry Shostakovich
The Age of Gold Op. 22 (Act III, Music Hall: Can-can)
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The Age of Gold Op. 22 (Act III, Music Hall: Can-can)
Antonín Dvořák
6 Pieces Op 52
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6 Pieces Op 52
Antonín Dvořák
6 Pieces Op 52 - Gigue
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6 Pieces Op 52 - Gigue
Leevi Madetoja
Okon Fuoko Suite, Op.58
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Okon Fuoko Suite, Op.58
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Tundra
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Tundra
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2005: Prom 73
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Royal Albert Hall
2005-09-09T17:28:52
9
Sep
2005

Proms 2005: Prom 73

Royal Albert Hall

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