Season concert

Leevi Madetoja Festival: Autumn Stories Rain Down


18.10. 19.00

Madetoja Hall

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Rumon Gamba


Virpi Räisänen mezzo-soprano
Madetoja Music High School’s girl choir
Elina Kärki
choir master
Oulu Sinfonia

Concert program

Leevi Madetoja Elegia, Op.4/1
Lara Poe Laulusarja L. Onervan runoihin (KE)

Leevi Madetoja Symphony No.1 in F Major, Op. 29

Oulu Sinfonia and Chief Conductor Rumon Gamba will shed light on the finest works of Oulu master composer Leevi Madetoja through a mini festival. Madetoja initially followed in the footsteps of Sibelius in developing the national melodic landscape but later took his own path towards French elegance. His powerful First Symphony (1916) is a deep look into Finnish National Romanticism. The first concert will also include the latest composition of the Oulu-born American Lara Poe’s song cycle to L. Onerva’s poems, a work jointly ordered by Oulu Sinfonia and Sinfonia Lahti for the autumn season.  The mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen, renowned across the world’s operatic stages, wows as the soloist for the premiere and the entire festival.


Duration about 1 h 35 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.