During the autumn season 2021 Turku Philharmonic Orchestra offers three public dress rehearsals. Enroll beforehand.

Culture Card holders can enjoy the public final rehearsals free of charge! Rehearsals begin at 11 am.

The exact duration of the public final rehearsals varies depending on the concert program. Final rehearsals are a walk-through of the whole concert. The orchestra rehears also separate parts or stems depending on the conductor and the program.

Final rehearsals are held in Turku Concert Hall unless stated otherwise. Concert Hall doors are opened around 10.30 and audience is seated few minutes before the rehearsal begins. The cafeteria is not open during the rehearsals.


Autumn 2021 public dress rehearsals:


Thu 16.9. at 11 am Turku Concert Hall

Tianyi Lu, conductor
Alexandra Dariescu, piano
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky: Orchestral suite from Pulcinella
Nadia Boulanger: Fantasia for piano and orchestra
Magnus Lindberg: Gran duo
Petr Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, overture-fantasy

Alexandra Dariescu has dazzled audiences and critics alike with her musical prowess and here appears in Boulanger’s rare Fantasia. Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, based on the characters of the Italian commedia dell’arte, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, inspired by the eponymous Shakespeare play, immerse the listener in the world of grand narratives. Lindberg’s Gran duo is a dialogue for brass and woodwinds. Tianyi Lui, who débuted with the TFO in January 2020, returns to conduct.

Enroll here (in Finnish).

In a rococo mood

Fri 29.10. at 11 am Turku Concert Hall

Kensho Watanabe, conductor
Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Gabriela Lena Frank: Concertino Cusqueño
Petr Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations, version for trumpet and orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 1 in C major

Serge Nakariakov is one of the world’s finest trumpet players and as such is in huge demand internationally. In this programme, he performs Tchaikovsky’s dazzling Rococo Variations, originally written for solo cello. Frank’s Concertino Cusqueño was inspired by Peruvian culture and by the music of Benjamin Britten. Beethoven’s First Symphony concludes the programme conducted by Kensho Watanabe, one of the most interesting and promising young conductors in the USA.

Enroll here (in Finnish).

Harp music from France

Thu 25.11. at 11 am Turku Concert Hall

Alpesh Chauhan, conductor
Emmanuel Ceysson, harp
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Jacques Ibert: Divertissement
Henriette Renié: Harp Concerto
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony no. 8 in G major op. 88

French composer Henriette Renié was a pioneer of music for the harp. Her music reflects the unique sound and virtuoso potential of the instrument. Her Harp Concerto is performed by award-winning harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, recently engaged by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has also played with the Paris Opera orchestra and the orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, besides appearing as a soloist around Europe. Upbeat music by Ibert and Dvořák completes this programme conducted by Alpesh Chauhan.

Enroll here (in Finnish).