The Guards Band
The oldest professional wind band in Finland, The Guards Band, was established in 1819. Nowadays the official representative band of the Finnish Defence Forces consists of 42 full-time musicians. One of the duties for the Helsinki-based band is performing at The Independence Day’s reception at the Presidential Palace. On top of the official performances, the Guards Band also gives concerts in Finland and abroad.
Töölö IIIFree admission!
- Wed 02.09.20207 pmTemppeliaukio church (The Rock Church)
Tomas Djupsjöbacka, conductor
Stefan Stanciu, panflute
Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the common man
Joan Tower: Fanfare for the uncommon woman no 1
Stefan Stanciu: Concerto for panflute and wind orchestra
Juha Pisto: Endangered Dances
Traveler - Travelling with the Chief ConductorBy invitation only
- Thu 24.09.2020at 7 pmHelsinki Concervatoire Hall
Traveler includes a selection of traditional and new wind music of different genres. Soprano Mari Palo and the trumpeter Jermu Nyberg will shine as the concert’s soloists.
This will be the farewell concert of the Defence Forces Chief Conductor Jyrki Koskinen. The audience will be walked through the different stages of the Chief Conductor’s career. Koskinen, who started his music studies with the piano, changed over to the trumpet, which lead him to the path of becoming a military musician and, a bit later, to pursue conductor studies. Several service assignments at different locations have included development of procedures and training as well as production of music ranging from arrangements to compositions. The programme of this concert also gives an idea of how versatile his career as a military band conductor has been: compositions important to Koskinen will be performed ranging from symphonic wind music to entertainment music.
Töölö IVFree admission!
- Wed 28.10.20207 pmTemppeliaukio church (The Rock Church)
József Hárs, conductor
Heritage Day ConcertTicket information to be announced
- Tue 24.11.2020at 7 pmMusic Hall, Helsinki
The concert will be celebrating Uuno Klami´s 120th anniversary. Ticket sales will start in May.
Matts Remell, euphonium
Pasi-Heikki Mikkola, conducter
Christmas concert50/25 €
- Thu 10.12.2020at 7 pmSt. John's Church
The Guards Band of the Finnish Defence Forces with soprano Karita Mattila performs traditional christmas music by Sibelius, Bach and Rimsky-Korsakov among others.