The autumn’s concert series of Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra includes some beloved Russian composers such as Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov ja Shostakovich. Besides Russian gems, also echos from Great Britain and America are to be heard. Philharmonic’s own chief conductor will conduct altogether seven of the concerts. The season’s opening concerts include the fierce Symphony no. 5 from Prokofiev, welcoming back as soloist violinist Valeriy Sokolov. American marimba artist She-e Wu is the next soloist to play with Rouvali. Rouvali will also be conducting the final of the international Majaoja percussion competition.
One of the most interesting pieces of the season will be the Great Symphonists of the Neighbours II, where Rouvali will conduct Symphony No. 7 from Allan Pettersson and
Symphony No. 5 from Jean Sibelius. The London Symphonies showcase the London-themed symphonies from Joseph Haydn and Vaughan Williams in October, conducted by a regular guest of the Tampere Philharmonics and the trusted conductor in royal events in his country, the British Christopher Warren-Green.
Conductor Mei-Ann Chen will lead a concert resonating America – with music from Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland as well as Florence Price, the first female African-American composer of classical music. The Finnish Independence Day will be celebrated with music from Jean Sibelius, conducted by the maestro Leif Segerstam.
Rare sight as a solo instrument, the harp, will be in the spotlight in Kaija Saariaho’s concerto Trans, played by the world famous harpist now returning to Tampere, Xavier de Maistre.
The Autumn promises more sensational solos, Hailing from Macedonia, pianist Simon Trpčeski debuts as the soloist of one of the most beloved works by Sergey Rachmaninoff, the piano concerto no 2, in Tampere. Another debut in Tampere is also violinist Tobias Feldmann. He will be playing Max Bruch’s concerto, which has last been on the Tampere Philharmonic’s programme in Autumn 1999.
Pianist Javier Perianes will reteurn to Tampere, this time with Brahms. Cellist Andreas Brantelid and conductor Michael Schønwandt will meet in front of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra for the second time now, this time playing ia. Haydn C major.
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