Season concert

A Symphony for Spring


09.02. 19.00

Madetoja Hall


Rumon Gamba


Mackenzie Melemed piano
Oulu Symphony Orchestra

Concert program

Jean Sibelius: Spring Song, Op. 16
Nino Rota: Concerto Soirée for Piano and Orchestra

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38, “Spring”

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The Oulu Symphony Orchestra will commence its spring season of symphony concerts with exceptionally warm music for the season.

Director Federico Fellini’s trusted composer Nino Rota created music extensively, also beyond the big screen. The piano concerto Soirée is a comprehensive concert piece, but at the heart of the nostalgia-infused music is a narrator. The soloist and orchestra present the whole range of characters of an Italian film in all their ludicrousness. Mackenzie Melemed, who has already won the hearts of the audience in Oulu many times, will be the soloist for this rarely performed treasure of a work.

Jean Sibelius’ early work Kevätlaulu and Robert Schumann’s first symphony brighten up even the darkest winter sky with bursts of sunlight.


Duration about 1 h 45 min (incl. intermission)

Tickets 29 € normal/ 24 € pensioner / 16 € student, unemployed, child (3–17 yrs)
Free entry to the concert for Kaikukortti holders (limited amount, must be purchased in advance from Oulu10 service point).

Prices include service fee. Order fee 2 €/order when bought from Ticketmaster shops or 1,50 €/order when bought from Ticketmaster online shop will be added, excluding tickets purchased at Madetoja Hall ticket booth and Kaikukortti-tickets.

Head start at Restaurant Preludi at 18:30. Discussion of the forthcoming concert.


Interview with the artist: Approachable, beautiful concerto Soirée

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