Tampere Filharmonia returns to Sorsapuisto!
The long awaited Park Concert on Friday 10th of August 2018
16.30–17.30 S-Wings by DJ Juissi
Familiar pop and rock hits as swinging jazz versions
17.30 The Dumb Stuff Band feat. Pete Parkkonen
Orchestra’s own musicians and their friends playing delightful soul and funk classics
19.00−21.00 Tampere Filharmonia with Santtu-Matias Rouvali and vocalists Petra Karjalainen and Saska Pulkkinen
An extended restaurant area will serve the customers until 9pm.
Tampere Filharmonia with Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali are here to perform again in the long awaited and requested Park Concert on Friday 10th of August in Sorsapuisto at 7pm.
Wonderful local musical stars Petra Karjalainen and Saska Pulkkinen are the vocalists in the event. The crowd can enjoy Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and evergreen songs from Bernstein’s beloved musical West Side Story. The concert is hosted by a local theater legend from Tampereen Työväen Teatteri and Tampereen Teatteri, actor Esko Roine.
The programme honours the history and traditions of dramatic arts in Tampere: “As you know, Tampere is a theater city, so we wanted to bring this point of view to this particular park concert. And this year is also the 50th anniversary of Tampere Theater Festival and actually Bernstein’s 100th anniversary too, so that is why we chose these pieces”, Rouvali says.
As an opening act we have the already park-familiar and groovy The Dumb Stuff Band which consists of the musicians from the philharmonic orchestra and their fabulous friends. Their leading singers Leni Välimäki and Juha Junttu will be joined on stage by a special surprise guest Pete Parkkonen.
“It’s such fun to open the season in the park, we have had such a good time there before, as the park is filled with people and that has been really fun! Let’s just hope that the sun shines”, Rouvali comments.
The park concert is brought to you by Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in co-operation with Tampere Hall.
The main sponsor of the event is Tampereen Sähkölaitos.