Welcome to a gala concert presenting exactly the same programme as the orchestra’s very first concert 140 years ago.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5
The Hebrides, overture
Ludwig van Beethoven
Romance No. 1
Hungarian Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra
The Herd Girl’s Sunday
Carl Maria von Weber
Step into a musical time machine! The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes you to a gala concert presenting exactly the same programme as the orchestra’s very first concert 140 years ago in October 1882. Kajanus is replaced by Storgårds, concertmaster Sattler by concertmaster Kauppinen, the Assembly Hall of the University of Helsinki by the Helsinki Music Centre, and the Grand Duchy by the Republic of Finland, but the concert pieces, their order and the philharmonic spirit are unchanged!
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How about a cup of coffee, a bite to eat or a glass of bubbly during the interval? Order your drinks in advance to beat the queues and make the most of your concert visit.
Our location could not be more central or easier to get to. Almost all forms of Helsinki public transport stop right outside our doors, cycle parking is provided at all our entrances, and Aimo Park Finlandia, our nearest multi-storey car park, offers lift access directly to our main foyer.
We ask you to leave your coat and any larger items in the cloakroom. The charge is 2 euros. You can pay with a bank or credit card if you don’t have cash with you. You can also pay the cloakroom in advance when buying your ticket.
Latecomers will be asked to wait until a suitable break in the performance or admitted after the interval.
You are not permitted to record concert performances at Helsinki Music Centre. However, you may take photographs before and after the concert and during applause. Individual concert organisers may have their own, more detail guidance regarding recording and photography.
We’re happy to say we have no dress code at Helsinki Music Centre, and we positively encourage you to come as you are. However, we would be grateful if you could avoid wearing strong perfume during your visit so that people with asthma and fragrance sensitivity can enjoy our concerts symptom free.
At Helsinki Music Centre we are proud to be an accessible and welcoming place for everyone. Tactile handrails and signage have been fitted across the building, and there are tactile indicator strips on the floor too to guide partially sighted and blind visitors. Induction loops are always available, and guide or companion dogs are of course permitted within the building.
The route to your seat is always printed on your ticket. Check the door number to find out which entrance to take. The seating areas are marked with letters. There is level access to all wheelchair seats from the main entrances. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with our venue – our staff are always on hand to help you find your seat.
Black Box, Camerata and Sonore
Use the row number printed on your ticket to find your seat. Wheelchair seats are situated on the same level as the entrance. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with our venue – our staff area always on hand to help you find your seat.
Please choose your seat on the day.