Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 09. 12. 2017 19.00
Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Niina Keitel (mezzo-soprano)
Tuomas Pursio (baritone)
Estonian National Male Choir
Conductor Hannu Lintu

Magnus Lindberg. New composition
Sibelius. „Kullervo- symphony“ op. 7

Ticket price: 20-30 €

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Hannu Lintu
The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the mighty pillars within our brotherly nation’s musical culture. The orchestra was founded in 1927 as part of the Finnish broadcasting company to help develop Finnish musical culture. To this day, it remains an active commissioner and recorder of new music. Our neighbours celebrate their country’s anniversary a few months before we do with a festive anniversary concert held on 6 December at Muusiikkitalo in Helsinki. Magnus Lindberg was commissioned to write a grand work in celebration of Finland’s 100th anniversary.
The concert will, of course, also include Finland’s national pride – Sibelius’ „Kullervo“, about which his contemporary Oskar Merikanto wrote in Päivälehti:
„This is the most effective and magnificent piece that a Finn’s pencil has ever written“.

Hantu Lintu represents the younger generation within Finland’s grand line of conductors, among whom are Paavo Berglund, Okko Kamu, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leif Segerstam, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Sakari Oramo and others, and who, in many ways, has walked in his famous countrymen’s path. Hantu Lintu is the principal conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2013.

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