Spring 2024 Concert Season will be a celebration of old and new

As we launch our spring season 2024 it is our hope to share with you the very best of what makes the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra so special – namely its versatility and commitment to music of all periods. We seek in our programming to strike a balance between curating the great masterpieces of the past and exploring the very best of new music, leading to exciting combinations of well-known gems alongside premieres and new discoveries from the past.

We have world-class soloists passing through Tampere this spring season, offering unparalleled opportunities to hear some of the greatest concertos performed by their most revered champions. We cover the whole gamut of orchestral music from Bach right through to the present day, culminating in a performance of what can only be described as one of the most colossal achievements of the musical canon – Mahler’s epic choral symphony, “Resurrection” on May 23rd.

Our featured composer, James Macmillan, will be joining us for a very special collaboration – featuring the composer as conductor – in a programme celebrating works by composers who have influenced him alongside a performance of his masterful trombone concerto. Concert: Embrace of the Highlands on May 17th.

Distinguished guest conductors will continue to put the orchestra through its paces, as young and emerging conducting talent from the Sibelius Academy takes to the stage of the Tampere Hall for the first time in the Stars of Tomorrow concert on Febryary 9th. In short it’s a celebration of old and new, rich in variety and contrast. A true feast for the senses!

Matthew Halls
Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra