Repertoire examples

This is the collection of examples of the concert ideas generated, conducted and hosted by Marjo Riihimäki.




Movie Quiz

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.




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.


Wild Symphony

Story and music by Dan Brown combines poems of different animals and charming music.


Pink Panther

Concert including themes of children’s tv shows and game music.



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