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.
Songs of SolaceFree entrance - program 10 €
- Wed 11.03.202019:00Kemijärvi Church
- Thu 12.03.202019:00Sotkamo Church
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 13.03.202020:15Kaukametsä Congress and Culture Centre, Kajaani
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 operaFree entrance - program 10 €
- Fri 27.03.202019:00Nivala Church
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 SeptetFree entrance
- Sat 28.03.202018:00Kyösti Kallio School, Nivala
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 SwingTickets - 15 €
- Thu 02.04.202019:00Kaukametsä Congress and Culture Centre, Kajaani
- Wed 22.04.202019:00Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
- Thu 23.04.202019:00Cultural Centre Akustiikka, Ylivieska
- Fri 24.04.202019:00Madetoja Hall, Oulu
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 eveningLiput - 15 €
- Fri 08.05.202019.00Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
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 TunesFree entrance - program 10 €
- Thu 04.06.202019.00Hanko Church
The Military Band’s own soloists will interpret beautiful melodies creating an exceptional atmosphere the way only this band can do.
Star SplangledTickets - 15 €
- Fri 11.09.202019.00Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
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 MasterpiecesTickets - 15 €
- Fri 20.11.202019.00Culture House Korundi, Rovaniemi
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.