Autumn Concerts

The Polytech Orchestra offers a blink of joy and light in the middle of the dark November season in the autumn concerts. The program includes joyful opera music by Verdi, premiere of a pan flute concerto composed and performed by Finnish pan flute virtuoso Stefan Stanciu, and the earth-shattering Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. The concerts are conducted by Eero Lehtimäki.

Verdi: Nabucco Overture
Stanciu: Concerto for Pan flute and Orchestra, soloist Stefan Stanciu (premiere)
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

The Polytech Orchestra (PO) is a student symphony orchestra based in Espoo, Finland. Our rehearsals usually take place in Servin mökki (Jämeräntaival 4, Espoo) on Mondays from 18:00 to 21:00. The orchestra seeks new players twice a year in the beginning of the spring and autumn season. If you wish to join the orchestra in the middle of the season you should first contact the chairperson, puheenjohtaja(at)

The Polytech Orchestra

The Polytech Orchestra, founded in 1922, is a student symphony orchestra from Espoo, Finland. The orchestra works in co-operation with Aalto University Student Union (AYY). Most of the approximately one hundred members are students and alumni from Aalto University, but there are also students from other universities and schools from the greater Helsinki area. The orchestra is conducted by Eero Lehtimäki.

The main events of the year are the autumn and spring concerts in Helsinki area along with the spring tour that is typically headed to different parts of Finland. The orchestra has also given concerts abroad, for instance in Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, Estonia, and Scotland. On every 1st of May, the yearly student festival in Finland, the Polytech Orchestra arranges the Waputin concert with both music and dancing. Waputin concert is arranged in a humorous way around a yearly-changing theme so that the audience can enjoy both music performances and the joy of waltz and other dances.