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Felix Mendelssohn Elijah Oratorio

Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra
Suomen Laulu
Conductor Sasha Mäkilä
Chorus master Esko Kallio

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Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 6 pm

Olari church

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 6 pm

Kallio church

Past concerts
Summer Concert Series 2019
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Conductor Sasha Mäkilä, soloist Soila Häkkinen, violin

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7 pm

Kerava hall
Keskikatu 3, Kerava

Tickets 20 € lippu.fi

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Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7 pm

Loviisa church
Brandensteininkatu 2, Loviisa

Free entry, programme 15/10 €

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Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 7 pm

Temppeliaukio church
Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki

Tickets 15/10 € metorchestra.tapahtumiin.fi

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Opera King Charles' Hunt April 5 - 12, 2019

Fredrik Pacius: King Charles' Hunt
Conductor Sasha Mäkilä
Director Ville Sandqvist
Music students of Metropolia, alumni, and guest artists
Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra

Performed in Swedish, surtitled in Finnish

April 5, 2019 at 7 pm Opening night 1
April 7, 2019 at 2 pm Opening night 2
April 11, 2019 at 7 pm
April 12, 2019 at 7 pm

Tickets 20/15 € https://metropolia.tapahtumiin.fi/fi/
Helsingin Konservatorio (The Helsinki Conservatory of Music)
Ruoholahdentori 6, Helsinki

Adagietto and Requiem March 1 and 3, 2019

Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra and Suomen Laulu

Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op 11
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Serenade, Op. 48 in C major
Gustav Mahler: Adagietto from symphony No. 5
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem Op. 48

Jussi Vänttinen, baritone
Alexandre Goncharov Dias, boy soprano
Conductor Sasha Mäkilä
Choir master Esko Kallio

March 1, 2019 7 pm
Temppeliaukio Church
Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki

March 3, 2019 at 6 pm
Järvenpää Church
Kirkkotie 4, Järvenpää

Tickets 25/20 € become available February 1 from Lippupiste and the members of the choir and orchestra.

Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Master Class Graduation Concert February 22, 2019

15th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Master Class Graduation Concert

In programme: Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Serenade, Op. 48 in C major among other pearls written for a string orchestra.

Helsinki Metropolitan Orchestra string section
Conducted by the Masterclass students

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7 pm
Koskela Church
Käpyläntie 11, Helsinki

Free admission.

Emma Gala Music Awards February 2, 2019

With Anssi Kela, the band, and EMO Ensemble

Saturday, February 2, 2019 beginning at 6:30 pm
Hartwall Arena
Areenankuja 1, Helsinki

TV channel Nelonen, live at 8 pm

Tickets starting from 29.90 €, ticketmaster.fi/emmagaala

Recording January 19, 2019 (non-public)

A recording session for a private client.

Conductor Sasha Mäkilä

Saturday, January, 19, 2019
Temppeliaukio Church, Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki

Symphony Concert January 8, 2019
  • Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture
  • Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
  • Xian Xinghai: Yellow River Concerto, 4th movement
  • Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus, Overture
  • Johann Strauss II: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka
  • Zheng Lu and Ma Hongye: Beijing Good news
  • Joseph Koo: The Bund, Shanghai
  • Hans Christian Lumbye: Champagne Galop

    Conductor Sasha Mäkilä, soloist Alina Sorjonen, piano

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7 pm
    Helsingin Konservatorio (The Helsinki Conservatory of Music)
    Ruoholahdentori 6, Helsinki

    Tour to China December 24, 2018 - January 3, 2019
    • Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, 1st movement
    • Jean Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op. 11
    • Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture
    • Xian Xinghai: Yellow River Concerto, 4th movement
    • Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus, Overture
    • Johann Strauss II: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka
    • Hans Christian Lumbye: Champagne Galop
    • Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Swan Lake, Op. 20
    • Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
    • Li Wenping (arr.): Jasmine Flower, Chinese Folk Song
    • Johann Strauss II: Banditen-Galopp, Op. 378
    • Joseph Koo: The Bund, Shanghai
    • Zheng Lu and Ma Hongye: Beijing Good news
    • Johann Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau
    • Johann Strauss I: Radetzky March, Op. 228

    Conductor Sasha Mäkilä, soloist Alina Sorjonen, piano

    2018-12-24 Taicang
    2018-12-26 Yinchuan
    2018-12-27 Jinchang
    2018-12-29 Xi'an
    2018-12-30 Jiaxing
    2018-12-31 Cixi
    2019-1-1 Zhoushan Island
    2019-1-2 Maanshan
    2019-1-3 Shanghai

    Symphony Concert December 17, 2018 (private concert)
    • Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture
    • Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Swan Lake, Op. 20
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, 1st movement
    • Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers from Nutcracker, Op. 71
    • Johann Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau
    • Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26

    Conductor Sasha Mäkilä, soloist Alina Sorjonen, piano

    Monday, December 17, 2018 at 6 pm
    Finlandia Hall
    Mannerheimintie 13 e, Helsinki

    Symphony Concert October 11, 2018
    • Pyotr Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in d minor, Op. 30

    Conductor Sasha Mäkilä, soloist Tuomas Kivistö, piano

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7 pm
    Temppeliaukio Church, Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki

    Free entry.

    Symphony Concert August 25, 2018
    • Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in e minor, Op. 27

    Conductor Sasha Mäkilä, soloist Jukka Merjanen, violin

    Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 7 pm in Temppeliaukio Church, Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki

    Tickets 15/10 €, at the door one hour before the concert, or email info@metorchestra.fi.

    Symphony Concert August 24, 2018
    • Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in e minor, Op. 27

    Conductor Sasha Mäkilä, soloist Jukka Merjanen, violin

    Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7 pm in Kerava hall, Keskikatu 3, Kerava

    Tickets 20 € lippu.fi and at the door.

    Symphony Concert August 23, 2018
    • Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 in e minor, Op. 27

    Conductor Sasha Mäkilä, soloist Jukka Merjanen, violin

    Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7 pm in Porvoo Cathedral, Kirkkotori 1, Porvoo

    Tickets: Free entrance. Programme 10 €.

    Opera Rigoletto May 27, 2018

    Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto, Opera in three acts

    Production Opera BOX

    • Director Ville Saukkonen
    • Conductor Sasha Mäkilä
    • Set design Reeta Tuoresmäki
    • Costume design Pia Lasonen
    • Duke of Mantua - tenor Matias Haakana
    • Rigoletto - baritone Samuli Takkula
    • Gilda, Rigoletto's daughter - soprano Alina Koivula
    • Maddalena - mezzo Elisabet Petsalo
    • Sparafucile - bass Visa Kohva
    • Countess Ceprano - soprano Annika Leino
    • Count Ceprano, nobleman - bass Aku Rantama
    • Count Monterone - baritone Henri Uusitalo
    • Matteo Borsa, a courtier - tenor Olli Tikkanen
    • Marullo, a courtier - baritone Tiitus Ylipää
    • Giovanna, Gilda's nurse - mezzo Irina Nuutinen
    • Dutchess' servant - soprano Johanna Takalo

    Performed in Italian, surtitles in Finnish.

    Performances Saturday May 26, 2018 at 7 pm, and Sunday May 27, 2018 at 4 pm.
    Alexander Theatre (Aleksanterin Teatteri)
    Bulevardi 23-27, Helsinki

    Opera Rigoletto May 26, 2018

    Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto, Opera in three acts

    Production Opera BOX

    • Director Ville Saukkonen
    • Conductor Sasha Mäkilä
    • Set design Reeta Tuoresmäki
    • Costume design Pia Lasonen
    • Duke of Mantua - tenor Matias Haakana
    • Rigoletto - baritone Samuli Takkula
    • Gilda, Rigoletto's daughter - soprano Alina Koivula
    • Maddalena - mezzo Elisabet Petsalo
    • Sparafucile - bass Visa Kohva
    • Countess Ceprano - soprano Annika Leino
    • Count Ceprano, nobleman - bass Aku Rantama
    • Count Monterone - baritone Henri Uusitalo
    • Matteo Borsa, a courtier - tenor Olli Tikkanen
    • Marullo, a courtier - baritone Tiitus Ylipää
    • Giovanna, Gilda's nurse - mezzo Irina Nuutinen
    • Dutchess' servant - soprano Johanna Takalo

    Performed in Italian, surtitles in Finnish.

    Performances Saturday May 26, 2018 at 7 pm, and Sunday May 27, 2018 at 4 pm.
    Alexander Theatre (Aleksanterin Teatteri)
    Bulevardi 23-27, Helsinki

    Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Master Class Graduation Concert February 23, 2018
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Magic Flute overture
    • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
    • Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation"

    Conducted by the master class students, soloist Kirill Kozlovski, piano

    Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7 pm
    Helsingin Konservatorio (The Helsinki Conservatory of Music)
    Ruoholahdentori 6, Helsinki

    Free admission, programme 10 €.

    Symphony Concert January 3, 2018
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
    • Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82

    Conductor Sasha Mäkilä, soloist Alina Sorjonen, piano

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7 pm
    Helsingin Konservatorio (The Helsinki Conservatory of Music)
    Ruoholahdentori 6, Helsinki

    Tickets 20/10 €, metorchestra.tapahtumiin.fi and at the door.

    Symphony Concert December 29, 2017
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
    • Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82

    Conductor Sasha Mäkilä, soloist Alina Sorjonen, piano

    Friday, December 29, 2017 at 7 pm
    Kauniaisten Uusi Paviljonki (New Pavilion)
    Läntinen koulupolku 3, Kauniainen

    Tickets 25/15 €, metorchestra.tapahtumiin.fi and at the door.

    Symphony Concert July 27, 2017
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
    • Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

    Conductor Sasha Mäkilä, soloist Alina Sorjonen, piano

    Friday, July 27, 2017 at 6 pm in Temppeliaukio Church, Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki

    Tickets: Free entrance. Programme 5/10 €.