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

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.

EVENT CANCELLED - Commemoration of the Ending of the Winter War

  • Fri 13.03.2020
    20:15
    Kaukametsä Congress and Culture Centre, Kajaani
Duration: 60 minutes
EVENT CANCELLED
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.

CANCELLED! Celebration of opera

Free entrance - program 10 €
  • Fri 27.03.2020
    19:00
    Nivala Church
Duration: 60 minutes
THIS EVENT IS UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED

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!

CANCELLED! Glittering Septet

Free entrance
  • Sat 28.03.2020
    18:00
    Kyösti Kallio School, Nivala
Duration: 60 minutes
THIS EVENT IS UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED

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.

CANCELLED! 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
THIS EVENT IS UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED

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.

CANCELLED! A French evening

Liput - 15 €
  • Fri 08.05.2020
    19.00
    Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
Duration: 60 minutes (music), intermission included appr. 90 minutes.
THIS EVENT IS UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED

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.

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.