Autumn Concerts

Thu 22 November at 7PM in Temppeliaukio Church
Fri 23 November at 6PM in Espoonlahti Church

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto
Gustav Holst: The Planets

We will perform music by English composers from the turn of the 20th century. All three pieces exhibit high emotional charge. The Polytech Orchestra is conducted by James Kahane and the cello soloist is Sannamari Pilpola from the Polytech Orchestra.

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Christmas Concert “Soi jouluyö”

Wed 19 December at 7PM in Tapiola Church

Prepare for Christmas with beautiful Christmas music played by a large symphony orchestra and a smaller salon ensemble, the Polytech Salon Orchestra!

The Polytech Orchestra is conducted by James Kahane.
Mulled wine available after the concert

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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 James Kahane.

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.