Autumn’s symphonies include compositions from Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Bruckner, Borodin, Melartin and Tchaikovsky. There will be violin concertos from Brahms, Beethoven, Sibelius and Korngold, as well as piano concertos from Grieg, Beethoven and Brahms. From the production by the Danish Carl Nielsen the orchestra will play a flute concerto and a cello concerto from the French composer Lalo.
In addition to the Russian and German-Austrian classics, autumn’s themes derive also from Spain and Finland. Spain is represented in September, when Marc Soustrot conducts a French-Spanish evening of music from for example the French impressionists Ravel and Debussy’s oeuvres, full of Spanish warmth. In the beginning of December, top Finnish names Mikko Franck and Karita Mattila bring some all time favourite Finnish music to the big hall: Sibelius, Madetoja, Kaski and Rautavaara.
The season was opened with a open-air concert at the Sorsapuisto park. Santtu-matias Rouvali conducted, and the music ranged from Romeo and Juliet to West Side Story.
In November, the long-awaited co-operation of the Tampere Hall the orchestra, Carmina burana by Carl Orff will be experienced in two showings. In addition, the orchestra is performing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in November, in the ballet productions of the Tampere Hall. The season will be finishing with a theatrical version of the fairytale opera Hansel and Gretel, by the German composer Humperdinck.
In the autumn season 2018, in addition to the chief conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Klaus Mäkelä, Mikko Franck and the Israeli conductor Eliahu Inbal, now visiting for the fifth time, as well as the specialist in French music, Marc Soustrot.
The soloists include names such as the top soprano Karita Mattila, the renowned Sibelius interpreter and violinist from Finland, Réka Szilvay, children’s orchestra Lastenmusiikkiorkesteri Ammuu!, returning to Tampere hall, pianist Javier Perianes and from Ukraine, violin virtuoso Valeriy Sokolov.
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