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 of our audience outreach is to give artistic experiences but our purpose is also to increase public awareness and knowledge of orchestral music and other forms of art music as well as to develop people’s cultural competence.
The KSO audience education reaches thousands of children, teens and other audience groups requiring special attention every year in the Northern Savo region and the Eastern part of Finland. The orchestra’s ensembles and individual musicians visit daycare centers, nursery schools and schools, nursing homes for the elderly and the disabled as well as hospitals and even private homes. We also collaborate with so called rural popular assemblies operating in the municipal merger districts in order to produce guest concerts also in the outskirt areas of the city of Kuopio and the Northern Savo region. We offer daycare centers, schools and other educational institutions as well the elderly and groups with special needs such as the disabled opportunities to visit the Kuopio Music Centre and enjoy the KSO matinee concerts. We also invite the 7th graders to join the Music Path, part of the city’s goal-directed cultural education programme at comprehensive school.
The KSO also collaborates with local music classes and choirs as well as the students of the Lumit (the Kuopio Senior High School of Arts). Open rehearsals during the daytime and Meet the Artist -events before the evening concerts are open to the general public.
The Kuopio Symphony Orchestra audience education is designed especially for children in daycare, nursery schools and schools, teens and young adults.
Here you will find more information on the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra’s programme planned for children and youth as well as audience education by the KSO or in collaboration with other organizations in the city of Kuopio.
The Kuopio Symphony Orchestra offers student discounts on ticket prices for most of the KSO concerts.
The Kuopio Symphony Orchestra offers people interested in the classical and orchestral music a wide range of possibilities to enjoy and delve into the world of a symphony orchestra.
Honoring Finland’s 100th anniversary, the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra invited for the second time an entire age group as its godchildren comprising children born in Kuopio in 2017. The first KSO godchild project began back in 2010, when the orchestra invited children born in Kuopio in 2009, the KSO’s 100th anniversary year.
The Kuopio Symphony Orchestra open rehearsals are organized every season. In case you are interested in attending other KSO rehearsal with your own group, please, contact the KSO office.
The Kuopio Symphony Orchestra’s chamber music ensembles also visit and perform at, for example, day care centers, schools, companies. In case you wish the KSO ensemble to perform at your school or your event, please, contact the KSO office.