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Karita Mattila in Autumn 2021
West Side Story in Spring 2021
Thursday 02.09.2021 at 7pm Concert Hall
Kuopio Music Centre Mon-Fri from 3 pm to 5 pm until Fri 7 May, 2021. The box office will open again starting from Monday 9 August, 2021 Mon-Fri from 3 pm to 5 pm or until the beginning of the performance and on weekends 1 hour before the beginning of the performance. Changes in opening hours are valid for the time being.
Kuopio Info has closed its doors altogether in the beginning of December 2020.
Sokos Kuopio Department Store’s Sokos Kiosk during opening hours of the department store.
Lippupiste ticket outlets around the country tel. 0600 900 900 (1,98 €/min. + local network fee).
Kuopio City Theatre on performance days 2 hours before performance, Fri from 12 am until 7 pm and Sat from 12 am until 6 pm tel. 0600 413143 (1,98 €/min. + local network fee).
The KSO’s online concert Lauri Porra: Cabins & Hideouts on Wednesday 12 May, 2021 at 7 pm is a meditative concert in which different sound landscapes take us to the nature. The work is composed by Lauri Porra, originally for a string quartet. This concert is the premiere for Porra’s new arrangement for strings, winds and percussion.
At the KSO livestream concert Reflections of Light on Thursday 6th of May at 7 pm the programme includes Felix Mendelssohn’s violin concerto and Franz Berwald’s 3rd symphony – both pieces full of light and suitable for springtime. The orchestra is conducted by Anna-Maria Helsing and the violin soloist is a young Finnish talent Kasmir Uusitupa.
The Kuopio Symphony Orchestra’s online concert Aili Ikonen on Friday 23 April, 2021 at 7 pm represents a luminous Finnish jazz singer-songwriter, Aili Ikonen, and her jazz trio. Aili’s song collection from her recent albums will now be premiered with a symphonic ensemble.
The Kuopio Symphony Orchestra consists of 44 musicians. The KSO musicians represent well over 10 different nationalities and therefore the orchestra’s working language is English. The Chief Conductor of the KSO is Jaakko Kuusisto. Atso Almila acts as the Second Conductor. In 2010 professor and maestro Jorma Panula was appointed as the orchestra’s Honorary Conductor.
The Kuopio Symphony Orchestra wants to introduce various audience groups to the world of music by organizing diverse concerts and special events. The main point is to give artistic experiences, to increase public awareness and knowledge of orchestral music and other forms of art music and also to develop people’s cultural competence.
Enjoy our concerts in YouTube. The orchestra's YouTube Channel introduces concerts by the KSO chamber music ensembles and individual musicians as well as the whole Kuopio Symphohy Orchestra. The concerts have been either recorded or livestreamed from Restaurant Maxim in Kuopio or at the orchestra’s home, ie. at the Kuopio Music Centre.