This is the collection of examples of the concert ideas generated, conducted and hosted by Marjo Riihimäki.
CONCERTS FOR FIRST-TIMERS
An interactive concert including questionnaire for the audience. The orchestra plays variety of great melodies – both symphonic music that has been used in movies and music that has been composed for movies.
The Favorites of Coach Potatoes
Do you remember when there was no streaming services, and you had to watch the trailer and listen the theme music of the show? Now you have the opportunity to travel back in time! This concert offers you themes of your favorite shows: Matlock, Dallas, Stargate and the Simpsons – among many others.
The Victims of the Commercials
During the twentieth century television became one of the most important advertisement channel. The companies came up with new ideas to get their products popular by using live picture and music combined. Music was often ”stolen” from famous classical composers – and this concert reveals the pieces and their beauty.
Remember the best hymns and fanfares ever played in Olympic Games? This concert invites you to enjoy great music by famous composers, not to forget the touching ballads performed during the olympic opening seremonies.
JAZZ AND ENTERTAINING CONCERTS
Hope – jazz singer Elena Mindru
a crossover concert with an awarded jazzsinger Elena Mindru, her band and symphony orchestra. Elena Mindru’s program from the record Hope bridge the worlds of art-rock, jazz and Finnish folk music. Lyrics are meaningful and touching, telling about the climate change and the unstableness of the world.
An entertaining concert consisting music from movies and musicals. The show includes couple of touching ballades among energizing music, which guides the audience towards smiling faces and happy feelings!
Concert including story of Poulenc: Babar and other elephant related songs suitable for children from 5 to 8 years.
Story and music by Dan Brown combines poems of different animals and charming music.
Concert including themes of children’s tv shows and game music.
CLASSIC SYMPHONIC CONCERT
Different programming – for example Finnish music including both new and old well-known composers.
Kalevi Aho: Tristia
Leonard Bernstein: Slava!, Overture to Candide, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Lasse Eerola: Variations for Wind Orchestra
Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance
Einar Englund: The White Reindeer
Timo Forsström: Life in the Capital City, Sons of the Midnight Sun, Tornien soitto, Sircus (for tuba solo, sol. Miika Jämsä)
David R. Gillingham: Internal Combustion, Vintage for Solo Euphonium and Symphonic Band
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Mihail Glinka: Overture Russlan & Ludmila
Percy Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy
Edward Grieg: March of the TrollsRolf Gustavson: Airborne Trolls
Gustav Holst: First Suite & Second Suite for Military Band, Hammersmith
Ilari Hylkilä: Saga, TUR, Hero Tale
Jukka-Pekka Lehto: NOX, Rhapsody fo Bassoon and Wind Ensemble
Pessi Levanto: Helsinki by Tram
Jukka Linkola: The Palace Rhapsody
Chang-Su Koh: Mindscape for Wind Orchestra
Pasi Lyytikäinen: Soite, Sirena
Johan de Meij: Symphony No 1. The Lord of the Rings, Continental Overture
Aarre Merikanto: The Olympic Fanfare
Juha Pisto: Lleudd, Suite for Abuk, Missa Borealis, Nachtmusik
Lauri Purra: Concerto for Tuba
Adam Rapa: Orient Express (sol. Adam Rapa, tr.)
Camille Saint-Saens: Dance Macabre
Aulis Sallinen: Palace Rhapsody
Franz Schubert: Symphony No 8
Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Jean Sibelius: Preludio, March of the Jaegers, Karelia-suite (op. 11), Finlandia
Philip Sparke: Jubilee Overture, Sunrise at Angel Gate
Richard Strauss: Symphonie für Bläser
Igor Stravinsky: Circus Polka
Pjotr Tchaikovsky: 4th Symphony
Frank Ticheli: Vesuvius, Blue Shades
Trad. arr. Esko Heikkinen: Legacy of Kalevala
Fisher Tull: Sceches of Tudor Psalm
Joseph Turrin: Fandango (sol. Adam Rapa tr., Jussi Vuorinen trb.)
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Concerto Grosso for Woodwind Guartet & Wind Orchestra sol. Annaleena Puhto (flute), Julien Weber (oboe), Mark Reding (clarinet) ja Alexandr Veryukhanov (bassoon)
Jukka Viitasaari: The Escape Artist
Lotta Wennäkoski: Puha