The Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra has been the backbone of Finnish orchestral musicians’ education ever since 1916. The Academy’s young conductors and soloists are often given the opportunity to showcase their skills in the orchestra’s spectacular productions. The Academy’s Professor of Orchestra Conducting, Sakari Oramo, is the orchestra’s artistic director and the one responsible for the educational content of the orchestra.
In addition to the symphony orchestra, the students of the Academy practice their orchestral skills
diversely by participating in different opera productions and their instrument group’s special ensembles, such as the wind orchestra Academy Winds and the string chamber orchestra. The orchestra’s home venue is the Helsinki Music Centre’s Concert Hall, but it also visits other
venues regularly, both in Finland and abroad.
The concert features pieces composed by Rönkä, Poulenc, and Saint-Saëns. It will be the premiere
of Artturi Rönkä’s Chants, which received an award in the international Kaija Saariaho Organ Composition Competition in the spring of 2023.