Christmas Concert “Soi Jouluyö”

Beautiful Christmas music played by a large symphony orchestra and a smaller salon ensemble, the Polytech Salon Orchestra. Conducted by Saku Mattila. A brand-new Christmas music album of the Polytech Salon Orchestra was released on the venue.

Waputin concert

Welcome to the traditional Waputin concert of the Polytech Orchestra! On 1 May at 5 pm, GLO Hotel Art is filled with music, jokes and dances with a wild west theme!

The fastest guns of the show are controlled by the soloist, räätäliirist Homppi Hill. Sheriff Jean S. Mahake conducts the orchestra on the dangerous road. The concert wagons are followed by dances accompanied by Jorma the salon orchestra and Retuperän WBK.

Wild wild west themed program leaflets (€10 students / €20 normal) with genius wild wild wild west themed jokes (mainly Finnish) can be bought at the door, as well as from polyteknikkojenorkesteri.fi/en to be picked up at the concert hall.

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.