6 Lapland Military Band

Lapland Military Band

The Lapland Military Band, based in Rovaniemi, is the only boreal professional wind orchestra in Finland and in the European Union. The band consists of 30 musicians. Besides performing in the events organized by the Defence Forces, it has an important role in Lapland’s music culture.

Senior Conductor

Major (Mus.) Jaakko Nurila

Conductor

Captain (Mus.) Tero Haikala

Concerts

Melodies from Scandinavia

Tickets - 15 €
  • Fri 17.01.2020
    19.00
    Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
Duration: 70 minutes (music), intermission included appr. 100 minutes.
This is the first time the Lapland Military Band and Tanja Carita Ikonen, who has already made an impressive career in Norway, join forces. The programme includes compositions interpreted in the Nordic way. Tormod Flaten, who plays the euphonium in the Royal Norwegian Air Force, will perform as the concert’s soloist. He will interpret composer Jukka Linkola’s concerto I for euphonium and brass orchestra.

Come and experience this first ever Korundi Series concert. The programme has in store splendid Nordic musical fireworks performed by the skilled Lapland Military Band, conducted by Tanja Carita Ikonen.

Songs of Solace

Free entrance - program 10 €
  • Thu 06.02.2020
    19.00
    Kajaani Church
  • Fri 07.02.2020
    18.00
    Suomussalmi Church
Duration: 60 minutes
A visitor wished for, the Lapland Military Band, will give a concert of delicate harmonies in the Church of Kajaani and Suomussalmi. The Songs of Solace will perform some of the world’s most famous, most beautiful classical melodies, pieces adopted by generations one after the other.

The programme has in store a cavalcade of music from the world of opera and ballet as well as individual compositions bound to calm your mind and soul. You can not find melodies more beautiful than this.

Ball of the School Eldest

Tickets - 5 €
  • Fri 14.02.2020
    17:00
    Lappi Areena, Rovaniemi
Duration: 60 minutes
The Lapland Military Band will provide an awesome experience to the Elders of Rovaniemi high schools. At the end, the audience will get to do old dances as well. Playing live music, the Band, once again, meets and certainly exceeds the expectations set for it. The going couldn’t get better than this.

Light music concert

Tickets - 10€
  • Fri 28.02.2020
    19:00
    Madetoja Hall, Oulu
  • Sat 29.02.2020
    15:00
    Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
Duration: 60 minutes
Once again, the Lapland Military Band celebrates the Anniversary of Regional Offices setting out a splendid overview of its skilful performance. The programme has in store melodies from musicals and films. The Band’s reputation as a producer of high-quality concerts is not without foundation.
As you will see, the Band will perform pieces each one more fantastic than the other. The soloists come from the Band.

Songs of Solace

Free entrance - program 10 €
  • Wed 11.03.2020
    19:00
    Kemijärvi Church
  • Thu 12.03.2020
    19:00
    Sotkamo Church
Duration: 60 minutes
A visitor wished for, the Lapland Military Band, will give a concert of delicate harmonies in the Churches of Kemijärvi and Sotkamo. The Songs of Solace will perform some of the world’s most famous, most beautiful classical melodies, pieces adopted by generations one after the other. Mika Nisula, a vocalist with a fantastic voice, will, indeed, perform as the soloist of the evening.
The programme has in store a cavalcade of music from the world of opera and ballet as well as individual compositions bound to calm your mind and soul. You can not find melodies more beautiful than this.

Commemoration of the Ending of the Winter War

  • Fri 13.03.2020
    20:00
    Kaukametsä Congress and Culture Centre, Kajaani
Duration: 60 minutes
The Commemoration of the Ending of the Winter War pays homage to the veterans of Finland’s wars. Top tenor Mika Nisula will perform as the concert’s soloist. His voice will soothe the heart of each and everyone.

The programme includes melodies from the beginnings of our nation that helped forge the Finnish identity and our nation’s spiritual identity. The programme has in store splendid compositions by Finland’s best composers from Jean Sibelius to Oskar Merikato.

Celebration of opera

Free entrance - program 10 €
  • Fri 27.03.2020
    19:00
    Nivala Church
Duration: 60 minutes
A visitor wished for, the Lapland Military Band, will give a concert in the Church of Nivala filling it with gems of opera music. The Celebration of Opera, which has become very popular, indeed, will arrive in Nivala with its soloists, soprano Emilia Vesalainen-Pellas and tenor Mika Nisula. The programme includes some of the world’s most famous opera arias and duets.
This is a concert you must experience!

Glittering Septet

Free entrance
  • Sat 28.03.2020
    18:00
    Kyösti Kallio School, Nivala
Duration: 60 minutes
The Lapland Military Band arrives for the national Septet gathering held in Nivala. Indeed, the musicians playing in this septet will play an important role. They will organise septet music workshops bringing their contribution to their concert.

The band will play Finnish septet music with Company Sergeant Major Mika Haarala, a Lapland Military Band clarinet player, performing as its soloist. He will play Bernhard Henrik Crusell’s Theme and Variations. Welcome to listen to authentic Finnish septet music.

Celebration of Swing

Tickets - 15 €
  • Thu 02.04.2020
    19:00
    Kaukametsä Congress and Culture Centre, Kajaani
  • Wed 22.04.2020
    19:00
    Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
  • Thu 23.04.2020
    19:00
    Cultural Centre Akustiikka, Ylivieska
  • Fri 24.04.2020
    19:00
    Madetoja Hall, Oulu
Duration: 60 minutes
Presentation text: A true entertainment multi-talent, Kyösti Mäkimattila, will debut as the Lapland Military Band’s soloist performing in several concerts. Mäkimattila has captivated arenas and the hearts of Finns with his versatile and charismatic performance - and this concert will not let us down. When two virtuosic, high-quality performers, Kyösti Mäkimattila and the Lapland Military Band join their forces, you are up for a fantastic evening. Welcome to see and experience the musical fireworks of one of Finland’s most charismatic vocalists singing evergreens.

A French evening

Liput - 15 €
  • Fri 08.05.2020
    19.00
    Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
Duration: 60 minutes (music), intermission included appr. 90 minutes.
The Lapland Military Band’s bold time travel to different countries’ music is about to continue. We are about to taste excellent French wine in colours of music. Together, the Lapland Military Band’s Senior Conductor Jaakko Nurila and top saxophonist Joonatan Rautiola will cook up a splendid service of French music classics.
The Lapland Military Band glows together with these splendid musical colours, creating an incredibly beautiful entity.

Blue and White Tunes

Free entrance - program 10 €
  • Thu 04.06.2020
    19.00
    Hanko Church
Duration: 60 minutes
Blue and White Tunes is a fantastic overview of Finnish classical music. The programme includes melodies from the beginnings of our nation that helped forge Finnishness and the Finnish people’s spiritual identity. The programme has in store splendid compositions by Finland’s best composers from Jean Sibelius to Oskar Merikanto.
The Military Band’s own soloists will interpret beautiful melodies creating an exceptional atmosphere the way only this band can do.

Soul of Women -summer tour

Free entrance
  • Thu 25.06.2020
    18.00
    Kajaani
  • Fri 26.06.2020
    18.00
    Oulu
  • Sat 27.06.2020
    18.00
    Kokkola
Duration: 60 minutes (Total duration three hours)
Once again, the Lapland Military Band will demonstrate its incredible adaptability. This time, the Band will perform in a big band set-up with Finland’s rising star artists. In store, there will be a splendid programme of soul. The audience will hear hits for example from Aretha Franklin’s, Whitney Houston’s and Chaka Khan’s production. In addition to the Lapland Military Band, the Defence Forces Conscript Band’s Show Band and the Air Force Big Band will also perform music in the concert.

Come to listen to this fantastic firework show of rhythmical music and bring your friends, too!

Star Splangled

Tickets - 15 €
  • Fri 11.09.2020
    19.00
    Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
The American conductor Robert J. Ambrose who will conduct the concerts is famous for being such a dynamic and captivating musician. Ambrose, who enjoys a highly diverse career, serves currently as the Director of the Georgia State University Orchestra and Associate Director of the University’s School of Music in Atlanta, U.S. He conducts the University’s Wind Orchestra and is responsible for an extensive orchestra calendar involving four concert orchestras and three marching bands.

In addition to Georgia State University, Ambrose has also conducted orchestras across the United States and, for example, in Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore. Ambrose has conducted Finnish professional and amateur wind orchestras on several occasions as well. Last time he was seen before the Helsinki Police Symphonic Band was in autumn 2017. The programme comprises pieces of American composers - real musical delicacies.

Slavic Masterpieces

Tickets - 15 €
  • Fri 20.11.2020
    19.00
    Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
The Lapland Military Band will make a bold dive in the world of Slavic music. Pentti Ojala, one of the Band’s trumpetists will perform as the evening’s soloist. Ojala will interpret Alexander Arutunian’s magnificent trumpet concerto. The audience will also hear one of the most famous fairy tales in classical music.
Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf will experience a musical makeover when performed by the brass band. The story will be narrated by actor Hannu Friman. A series by Kabalevsky full of humour will also be performed made over, arranged for wind orchestra. The concert will be crowned with Dmitri Shostakovich’s tremendous Festive Overture.