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Osmo Vänskä
OSMO ANTERO VäNSKä (born 28 February 1953) is a Finnish conductor , clarinetist and composer . He started his musical career as an orchestral clarinetist with the Turku Philharmonic (1971–76). He then became the principal clarinet of the Helsinki Philharmonic from 1977 to 1982. During this time, he started to study conducting with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy , where his classmates included Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jukka-Pekka Saraste . In 1982, he won the International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors . Vänskä became principal guest conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in 1985, and chief conductor in 1988. He concluded his tenure with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in 2008 and is now the orchestra's Conductor Laureate. His complete set of Sibelius symphonies with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra , also on the BIS label, has garnered widespread acclaim. He has recorded extensively with the Lahti orchestra for the BIS label, including music by Kalevi Aho , Einojuhani Rautavaara , Bernhard Crusell , Uuno Klami , Tauno Marttinen , Robert Kajanus , Sofia Gubaidulina , Joonas Kokkonen , Jan Sandström , Jean Sibelius , and Fredrik Pacius . Vänskä was chief conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra from 1993 to 1996
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Sääminki
SääMINKI (Finnish pronunciation: ) (Swedish : Säminge) is countryside and former municipality of Finland . Most of Sääminki municipality was incorporated in 1973 with the Savonlinna town and the rest with Punkaharju municipality. It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. The municipality had a population of 11,710 and covered an area of 1009,9 km² (31 December 1970). The population density was 11.60 inhabitants per km²
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Minnesota Orchestra
The MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA is an American orchestra based in Minneapolis , Minnesota . Founded in 1903, the Minnesota Orchestra plays most of its concerts at Minneapolis's Orchestra Hall . Osmo Vänskä has been the orchestra's music director since 2003. Sarah Hicks is the principal conductor of the Live at Orchestra Hall series, and Andrew Litton is the artistic director of the annual Sommerfest concert series. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Financial concerns * 1.2 2012–2014 lockout * 1.3 Post-lockout * 2 Artistic staff * 2.1 Music directors and conductors * 3 Recordings * 4 Summer festival * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION. You can help by adding to it . (December 2015) Emil Oberhoffer founded the orchestra as the MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA in 1903, and it gave its first performance on November 5 of that year. In 1968, the orchestra changed its name to the Minnesota Orchestra. It makes its home in downtown Minneapolis at Orchestra Hall , which was built for the ensemble in 1974. The orchestra's previous hall, starting in 1929, was Northrop Memorial Auditorium on the University of Minnesota 's Minneapolis campus. The first players' strike occurred in 1979
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Iceland Symphony Orchestra
SINFóNíUHLJóMSVEIT ÍSLANDS (ICELAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA) (ISO) is an Icelandic orchestra based in Reykjavík
Reykjavík
. The ISO is an autonomous public institution under the auspices of the Icelandic Ministry of Education. The Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
made its home in Háskólabíó (University Cinema) from 1961–2011, but moved into the new 1800-seat Harpa ( Reykjavík
Reykjavík
Concert and Conference Center) in spring 2011. The orchestra gives approximately sixty concerts each season. Per a 1982 law (changed in 2007), the ISO's primary financial sources are the Icelandic treasury (82%) and the City of Reykjavik (18%)
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Lahti Symphony Orchestra
The LAHTI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Sinfonia Lahti) is a Finnish orchestra, based in the city of Lahti . It was founded in 1910 and placed under the control of the Lahti municipality in 1949. In Finland the orchestra performs in the Sibelius Hall , while it also performs abroad in concert halls and festivals. Kalevi Aho was appointed composer-in-residence for the orchestra in 1992, and they have recorded many of his recent works. Past chief conductors of the orchestra have included Ulf Söderblom (1985-1988). Osmo Vänskä became principal guest conductor of the orchestra in 1985, and chief conductor in 1988. During his tenure, he and the orchestra have achieved wide acclaim, particularly with performances and recordings of Sibelius . Other recordings by Vänskä and the orchestra include music of Robert Kajanus and Einojuhani Rautavaara . Vänskä concluded his tenure as Chief Conductor in 2008 and became Conductor Laureate of the orchestra. Jukka-Pekka Saraste served as artistic advisor to the orchestra from August 2008 to July 2011. In April 2009, the orchestra announced the appointment of Okko Kamu as its next chief conductor, as of the autumn of 2011, after the conclusion of Saraste's tenure as artistic advisor. Kamu's initial contract was through the spring of 2014. In November 2012, the orchestra announced the extension of Kamu's contract through the end of July 2016, at which time Kamu concluded his tenure as principal conductor
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Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
The HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (Finnish: Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri, Swedish: Helsingfors stadsorkester) is a Finnish orchestra based in Helsinki
Helsinki
. Its primary concert venue is the Helsinki
Helsinki
Music Centre . In 1882, with the backing of two wealthy businessmen, Robert Kajanus founded the orchestra as the HELSINKI ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY and served as its chief conductor for 50 years. It was the first permanent orchestra in the Nordic countries . In 1914, it merged with its rival ensemble, the Helsinki
Helsinki
Symphony Orchestra , and acquired its present name. Until 1962, it also served as the orchestra for the Finnish National Opera . Leif Segerstam
Leif Segerstam
was chief conductor of the orchestra from 1995 to 2007, and is now its chief conductor emeritus. John Storgårds became principal guest conductor of the orchestra in 2003, and took up the chief conductorship of the orchestra in the autumn of 2008, with an initial contract of 4 years. Following an initial renewal of his contract through 2014., in October 2013, the orchestra announced a further extension of Storgårds' contract through December 2015, at which time he is scheduled to step down from the chief conductorship of the orchestra
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Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
The TURKU PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (Finnish: Turun Filharmoninen Orkesteri) is a Finnish orchestra based in Turku , Finland . The oldest orchestra in Finland, the Turku Philharmonic is resident at the Turku Concert Hall , the first purpose-built concert hall in Finland, completed in 1952. The orchestra was founded in 1790 under the name Turun Soitannollinen Seura (Musical Society of Turku). In 1927, the municipality of Turku took ownership of the ensemble, with Tauno Hannikainen as the orchestra's first chief conductor under municipal management. The orchestra roster currently numbers 74 musicians. Since January 2012, the orchestra's principal conductor is Leif Segerstam . The orchestra's current resident composer is Mikko Heiniö . The orchestra released its first commercial recording in 1979. It has since recorded commercially for such labels as Ondine, Finlandia, and Naxos. With Segerstam, the orchestra has released a series of albums for Naxos of the music of Jean Sibelius . The orchestra began to release monthly streaming videos of selected concerts in September 2016
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Conducting
CONDUCTING is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert . The primary duties of the CONDUCTOR are to interpret the score created by a composer in a manner which is reflective of those specific indications within that score, set the tempo , ensure correct entries by various members of the ensemble, and to "shape" the phrasing where appropriate. To convey their ideas and interpretation, a conductor communicates with their musicians primarily through hand gestures, typically though not invariably with the aid of a baton , and may use other gestures or signals, such as eye contact with relevant performers. A conductor's directions will almost invariably be supplemented or reinforced by verbal instructions or suggestions to their musicians in rehearsal prior to a performance. The conductor typically stands on a raised podium with a large music stand for the full score , which contains the musical notation for all the instruments or voices. Since the mid-19th century, most conductors have not played an instrument when conducting, although in earlier periods of classical music history, leading an ensemble while playing an instrument was common
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Composer
A COMPOSER ( Latin _compōnō_; literally "one who puts together") is a person who creates or writes music , which can be vocal music (for a singer or choir ), instrumental music (e.g., for solo piano , string quartet , wind quintet or orchestra ) or music which combines both instruments and voices (e.g., opera or art song , which is a singer accompanied by a pianist). The core meaning of the term refers to individuals who have contributed to the tradition of Western classical music through creation of works expressed in written musical notation (e.g., sheet music scores). Many composers are also skilled performers, either as singers, instrumentalists , or conductors . Examples of composers who are also well known for their ability as performers include J. S. Bach (an organist ), Mozart (violin and piano ), and Beethoven , Liszt and Chopin (all skilled pianists). Involvement in practical music-making provides a composer with insight into the diverse musical elements needed for a good piece of music and it can give them practical guidance with their compositions. In broader usage, "composer" can designate people who participate in other musical traditions who create music, as well as those who create music by means other than written notation: for example, Blues or folk singers and guitarists who create songs through improvisation and recording and popular music writers of musical theatre songs and arrangements
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Clarinet
The CLARINET is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments . It has a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight cylindrical tube with an almost cylindrical bore , and a flared bell. A person who plays a clarinet is called a _clarinetist _ (sometimes spelled _clarinettist_). The word _clarinet_ may have entered the English language via the French _clarinette_ (the feminine diminutive of Old French _clarin_ or _clarion_), or from Provençal _clarin_, "oboe". It would seem however that its real roots are to be found amongst some of the various names for trumpets used around the renaissance and baroque eras. _Clarion_, _clarin_ and the Italian _clarino_ are all derived from the medieval term _claro_ which referred to an early form of trumpet. This is probably the origin of the Italian _clarinetto_, itself a diminutive of _clarino_, and consequently of the European equivalents such as _clarinette_ in French or the German _Klarinette_. According to Johann Gottfried Walther , writing in 1732, the reason for the name is that "it sounded from far off not unlike a trumpet". The English form _clarinet_ is found as early as 1733, and the now-archaic _clarionet_ appears from 1784 until the early years of the 20th century. While the similarity in sound between the earliest clarinets and the trumpet may hold a clue to its name, other factors may have been involved
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Jorma Panula
JORMA PANULA (born 10 August 1930 in Kauhajoki ) is a Finnish conductor, composer, and teacher of conducting. He has mentored many notable Finnish conductors, such as Esa-Pekka Salonen , Mikko Franck , Sakari Oramo , Jukka-Pekka Saraste , and Osmo Vänskä . CAREERPanula studied church music and conducting at the Sibelius Academy. His teachers included Leo Funtek , Dean Dixon , Albert Wolff and Franco Ferrara . Apart from conducting, he has composed a wide variety of music. His operas Jaakko Ilkka and the River Opera established a new genre called "performance opera", which fused music, visual art and the art of daily life. Panula's other compositions include musicals , church music, a violin concerto, jazz capriccio and numerous pieces of vocal music. Panula was the artistic director and chief conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra from 1963 to 1965, the Helsinki
Helsinki
Philharmonic Orchestra from 1965 to 1972 and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra from 1973 to 1976. He has also conducted his own opera Jaakko Ilkka at the Finnish National Opera
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Sibelius Academy
The SIBELIUS ACADEMY (Finnish : _Taideyliopisto Sibelius-Akatemia_, Swedish : _Konstuniversitetets Sibelius-Akademi_) is part of the University of the Arts Helsinki and a university-level music school which operates in Helsinki
Helsinki
and Kuopio , Finland
Finland
. It also has an adult education centre in Järvenpää and a training centre in Seinäjoki . The Academy is the only music university in Finland. It is among the biggest European music universities with roughly 1,700 enrolled students. The Sibelius Academy
Sibelius Academy
is one of the organizers of the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition held every five years in Helsinki. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Degrees * 3 Degree programmes * 4 Notable students and faculty (past and present) * 4.1 Composers * 4.2 Conductors * 4.3 Instrumentalists * 4.4 Vocalists * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe academy was founded in 1882 by Martin Wegelius as _Helsingfors musikinstitut_ (" Helsinki
Helsinki
Music Institute") and renamed _Sibelius-Akatemia_ in 1939 to honour its own former student and Finland's most celebrated composer Jean Sibelius
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Esa-Pekka Salonen
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN ( pronunciation (help ·info ): ; born June 30, 1958) is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer . He is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London
London
, Conductor Laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Philharmonic
, Composer-In-Residence at the New York Philharmonic , Artistic Director and cofounder of the Baltic Sea Festival, and Artist in Association at the Finnish National Opera
Finnish National Opera
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Jukka-Pekka Saraste
JUKKA-PEKKA SARASTE (born April 22, 1956, Lahti ) is a Finnish conductor and violinist. Saraste was trained as a violinist. He later studied conducting at the Sibelius Academy with Jorma Panula in the same class as Esa-Pekka Salonen and Osmo Vänskä . Before becoming a conductor, Saraste was co-principal second violinist and later an associate to Leif Segerstam , with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO). In 1983, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Saraste co-founded the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, which specialises in performances of contemporary music. In 2000, Saraste also founded the Ekenäs Summer Concerts-Festival with the Finnish Chamber Orchestra, and he is currently the artistic advisor to both Festival and Orchestra. Saraste has directed the Finnish Chamber orchestra on several tours, including tours in the United States and China. In 1987, Saraste became the chief conductor of the RSO, and held the position until 2001. In 1987, he also became the principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and remained with the orchestra until 1991. Saraste now holds the title of Conductor Laureate of the RSO. He has twice recorded the complete symphonies of Jean Sibelius with the RSO. Saraste became Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1994
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International Besançon Competition For Young Conductors
The INTERNATIONAL BESANçON COMPETITION FOR YOUNG CONDUCTORS, is a music competition for young conductors in the city of Besançon , France. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Winners * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYThe competition was organized for the first time in 1951 by the music and film critic and composer Émile Vuillermoz , as part of the Besançon International Music Festival , founded three years before. Many conductors who won the competition have established successful international careers, including Seiji Ozawa , Ali Rahbari , Jesús López-Cobos and Sylvain Cambreling . The first prize consists of a cash prize and engagements with important orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra , Ensemble orchestral contemporain, Dresden Philharmonic and Opera North Sinfonia
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