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Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s spring season travels around the world

During the spring season 2016 of Jyväskylä Sinfonia the audience will be taken to new worlds as the journey goes via Argentina and USA all the way back to European landscapes. The focus is especially on W. A. Mozart’s and Antonín Dvořák’s music. There will be Mozart’s symphonies and chamber music works whereas from Dvořák will be heard his Stabat Mater and New World Symphony.

The season will be opened festively with Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and Jean Sibelius’ Violin concerto with Petteri Iivonen as the soloist. Young, talented Finnish composer Cecilia Damström brings us a new piece premiere called Unborn.

Guests from Australia and France at the beginning of the year

Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve has made a career in Australian Chamber Orchestra for many years. In January, he will be playing Olli Mustonen’s Sonata for cello and orchestra, with Mustonen as the conductor. The piece is an orchestrated version of the Sonata for cello and piano from the year 2006. Mustonen performs also as the pianist in Paul Hindemith’s piece Four Temperaments for piano and strings. Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 concludes the concert.

Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s previous chief conductor Patrick Gallois returns to the city to celebrate his 60th birthday. Gallois conducts Joseph Haydn, Richard Wagner, and Camille Saint-Saëns, and plays also flute in Franҫois Joseph Fétis’ Flute concerto.

Jorma Uotinen and Johanna Försti star the ball night

Ballroom dance concert in Paviljonki in January brings Tepika dance club dancers to the stage. The dancers perform Latin and Standard dances with the orchestra and singer Johanna Försti. Dance guru Jorma Uotinen hosts the concert, and also the audience may dance at the end of the concert.

Piano playing by the left hand, American atmosphere, and introduction of the horn player

Pianist Henri Sigfridsson visits in February interpreting Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano concerto No. 4, which is composed for the left hand. The concerto full of immortal melodies and challenging parts will be played in accompany with Alberto Ginastera’s Argentine music.

In March, American conductor Eugene Tzigane conducts the concert that begins with Jaakko Kuusisto’s work Wiima. Jyväskylä Sinfonia premiered the piece in 2011. The soloist of the concert is violinist Elina Vähälä who plays Samuel Barber’s Violin concerto.

Jaakko Kuusisto will be in Jyväskylä also as a conductor in April when he conducts the concert full of Armas Järnefelt, Arvo Pärt, and Dmitri Shostakovich. The orchestra’s new horn player Jussi Järvenpää plays Richard Strauss’ Horn concerto during the same evening.

Juhani Heinonen Violin Competition in March

Juhani Heinonen Violin Competition is organized every three years, and the next competition is in Jyväskylä at the beginning of March. The final of the series of over 14-year-old violinists will be heard with Jyväskylä Sinfonia in the City Theatre. Erkki Lasonpalo conducts the final, and the finalists can choose their piece among five different violin concertos.

Stabat Mater in the Easter concert

The Easter concert in March will be celebrated with Dvořák’s Stabat Mater. The work was Dvořák’s first big success and its special feature is the strong symphonic musicality. Soprano Kristina Kolar, alto Niina Keitel, tenor Christian Juslin, bass Timo Riihonen, and Cantinovum choir form the soloist guard in the Taulumäki Church concert.

Hilla and Liisi fairy tale concerts are for the whole family

The children’s concerts in April introduce a new, eventful music fairy tale Hilla and Liisi that suits for all-aged listeners. Compelling music and fantastic visuality by Petronella create a memorable experi-ence for the whole family. There will be three concerts in a day on Wednesday 20.4. in the City theatre.

Guitar art and Grande finale conclude the season

Moshe Atzmon conducts two concerts in May. The first concert introduces the respected guitar artist Ismo Eskelinen who plays Joaquín Rodrido’s Guitar concerto. The season ends by the Grande finale concert with Bedřich Smetana’s The Moldau, Manuel de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9.

Chamber Music will be heard in the City Hall and Kuokkala Church

There will be two chamber music concerts in the City Hall during the spring. Flutist Alexis Roman and pianist András Szabó perform romantic flute music in February, and the string and wind players of the orchestra play Mozart’s Horn quintet and Peter Tchaikovsky’s String sextet in April.

In April, the whole orchestra performs in Kuokkala church and the program consists of Mozart’s Gran Partita and Arnold Schönberg’s masterful Transfigured Night together with Ville Matvejeff.

Tickets for the spring season are now on sale

Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s season tickets are on sale until Tuesday 5.1. The season ticket contains 11 con-certs. Season tickets can be purchased at the City Theatre ticket office and Lippupiste ticket outlets around Finland. Season tickets are available at the theatre’s ticket office without a service fee; in other outlets 4,40 €/ season ticket. Single tickets are sold in ticket outlets and online store ( as well as R-Kiosks (event number 106 352).

More information about the concerts



Jyväskylä City Theatre ticket office, Tel. 014 266 0110

More information: Communications and Marketing Manager Jenni Hakola, phone 014 266 4167.

4.1.2016Satu Heikkinen

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