Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Turku Philharmonic Orhestra (City Orchestra) is the oldest orchestra in Finland and one of the oldest in the world. The roots of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra stretch back to the year 1790 and the founding of The Musical Society in Turku. The orchestra was municipalized in 1927. At present the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra is the fifth largest in Finland with its 74 players.
The main performance location for the orchestra is the Turku Concert Hall, which was completed in 1952. It is the first hall in the country that was designed and built mainly for concert purposes.