Concerts

In the Autumn of 2020 PO was split to two 50 person symphony orchestras and a 20 person string orchestra. PO-1 started rehearsing in the beginning of September and had a livestream concert without live audience in the end of October. PO-2 started rehearsing in the beginning of October, but the rehearsals and concert had to be cancelled one week prior to the original concert date in the end of November. The string orchestra started rehearsing in the end of October, but also that needed to be cancelled due to the stricter restrictions.

We have not yet made decisions on Spring 2021. We follow closely the Covid-19 situation and the recommendations regarding free-time activities. If possible, we try to perform the programmes of the cancelled concerts in in the Sprint 2021.

PO-2 Autumn Concert 27.11. - CANCELLED

Rachmaninov: Vocalise
Fauré: Pavane
Mendelssohn: 3. Symphony "Scottish"

Conducted by James Kahane

The concert is cancelled due to the worsened Covid 19 situation. We try to perform the program during the Spring of 2021.

String Orchestra Concert 19.12. - CANCELLED

Gustav Holst: St Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No. 2
Dmitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a
Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings

Conducted by James Kahane

The concert is cancelled due to the worsened Covid 19 situation. We try to perform the program during the Spring of 2021.

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.

The Polytech Orchestra takes new members twice a year: in the beginning of September and January.