Lappeenranta City Orchestra

Ticket sale for the concerts of  the Lappeenranta City Orchestra

Customer Service Centre Winkki
Villimiehenkatu 1 (Lappeenranta City Hall)

Mon−Fri 08:30 – 16:30

tel. + 358 5 616 2220

Ticket are sold in the conertplace 1 hour before concert starts.

Free entrance for children under the age of 16!

Students €6,50

Tickets are available at Lippupiste sales points and online shop (, over the telephone and at R-kiosks in accordance with the prices and conditions of Lippupiste.

Sales points in Lappeenranta
Citymarket, Toikansuontie 4

Lappeenranta City Orchestra

Office: Villimiehenkatu 1, tel. +358 40 547 8706

Lappeenranta Tourist Service, IsoKristiina Shopping center Mon-Fri 9:00 – 16:30, tel. +358 5 6 67788.

Lappeenranta City Orchestra - Concerts of Autumn 2022

Meditation concert
Tue 30th of August @ Lappeenranta Hall, City Hall at 12 pm
Wed 31th of August @ Lappeenranta Art Museum at 7 pm
With the lead of concertmaster Elias Lassfolk
Arthur Honegger: Pastorale d’été
Arvo Pärt: Fratres for Chamber orchestra
Maurice Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin for Wind quintet, Pt. 1
John Adams: Shaker Loops
Kaija Saariaho: Ciel étoilé
Tickets 10 €

Saimaa Sinfonietta – Poems and Ruins
In collaboration with St. Michel Strings
Thu 8th of September @ Martti Talvela Hall at 7 pm
Fri 9th of Septemper @ Lappeenranta Hall at 7 pm
Conductor Erkki Lasonpalo
Sol. Mackenzie Melemed, piano
Lotta Wennäkoski: Ulapasta
Dmitri Šostakovitš: Piano concerto No. 2 in F major
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor ’Scottish’
Tickets 30 € / 21 €
Season ticket concert

German Idylls
Wed 14th of September @ Lappeenranta Hall at 7 pm
Conductor Anna-Maria Helsing
Sol. Annika Sinisalo, violin
Jonathan Dove: Sunshine
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major op. 61
Andrea Tarrodi: Camelopardalis
Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Tickets 30 € / 21 €
Season ticket concert

Piano and Wind Instruments on the stage
Thu 22nd of September @Lappeenranta Hall at 7 pm
The wind instrument players of Lappeenranta City Orchestra,
with Hannu Alasaarela, piano
Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov: Piano quintet
Friedrich Kuhlau: Grand Trio op. 119 in G Major
Carl Reinecke: Sextet op. 271
Tickets 20 €

Thu 29th of September @ St. Mary’s Church of Lappee at 7 pm
Leader Erkki Lasonpalo, violin
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Zaïs opera prelude
Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto grosso op. 6 No. 7 in D Major
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 Violins, Op. 3 No. 1 In D Major
Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major
Early bird tickets 20 €, tickets at the door 25 €. No discounts at the door.

Nocturnal adventures
Thu 13th of October at @ St. Mary’s Church of Lappee at 7 pm
Conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka
Sol. Jarkko Launonen, cello
Outi Tarkiainen: Ring of Fire and Love
Aulis Sallinen: The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juanquixote for cello and strings op. 58
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major ’Drumroll’
Early bird tickets 20 €, tickets at the door 25 €. No discounts at the door.

Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw -opera
28th and 29th of October @ Lappeenranta Hall
In collaboration with South Karelian Music Association
Orchestra: Lappeenranta City Orchestra
Conductor: Erkki Lasonpalo
Director: Ville Saukkonen
Director’s assistant: Ina Hukki
Annika Leino (Governess)
Laura Heinonen (Mrs. Grose)
Marika Hölttä (Miss Jessel)
Eero Lasorla (Quint/Prologue)
Anni Niemelä (Flora)
Tuomas Kujala (Miles)
Tickets 45 € / 41 € / 23 € Group tickets: Customer service centre Winkki (Lappeenranta City Hall)

Fauré: Requiem
Wed 2nd of November at @ Lappeenranta Hall at 7 pm
Conductor Erkki Lasonpalo
Sol. Silja Aalto, soprano
Gabriel Suovanen, baritone
Luminos Ensemble
Programme: Jules Massenet: Elegie
Pekka Kostiainen: Pie Jesu
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem op. 48
Tickets 30 € / 21 €
Season ticket concert

The Spectre of Romance
In collaboration with Vivo Symphony Orchestra
Wed 9th of November @ Lappeenranta Hall at 7 pm
Conductor Erkki Lasonpalo
Sol. Anna Fedorova, piano
Sergei Rahmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor op. 30
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major pp. 88
Tickets 25 €
Season ticket concert

Saimaa Sinfonietta – Greetings of Love
In collaboration with St. Michel Strings
Thu 17th of November at @ Lappeenranta Hall at 7 pm
Fri 18th of November at @ Martti Talvela Hall at 7 pm
Conductor Taavi Oramo
Sol. Johanna Rusanen, soprano
Jean Sibelius: The Lover Suite
Milko Kelemen: Love song
Joaquin Rodrigo: Cuatro madrigales amatorios
Richard Wagner: Tristan & Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod, arr. Iain Farrington
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major op. 55 ’Eroica’
Tickets 30 € / 21 €
Season ticket concert

Pixel art – Videogames music
Thu 24th of November @ Lappeenranta Hall at 7 pm
Conductor Kristian Sallinen
Host Ossi Välimäki
Variety of well known video game compositions arranged for a symphony orchestra, such as Super Mario Bros Theme, Angry Birds Theme, PacMan Original Theme, Final Fantasy, Opening and Bombing Mission, Halo, To Zanarkand, Megaman
Tickets 15 €
Back due to popular demand!

Eurovision Finland
Tue 29th of November @ Lappeenranta Hall at 7 pm
Conductor Antti Rissanen
Sol. Laura Voutilainen and Mikael Konttinen
Finnish Eurovision songs of all times, arranged by Antti Rissanen
Tickets 30 € / 21 €

Spanish Gardens
Thu 8th of December @ Lappeenranta Hall at 7 pm
Conductor José Maria Moreno
Sol Petri Kumela, guitar
Joaquin Rodrigo: Tres viejos aries de danza para orquesta
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Jean Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande op. 46
Jean Sibelius: Belshazzar's Feast op 51
Tickets 30 € / 21 €
Season ticket concert

Christmas concert – The Snowman
Wed 14th of December @ Lappeenranta Hall at 5 and 7 pm
Conductor Kimmo Tullil
Sol. Elmo Holm
Howard Blake: The Snowman, Iconic animation The Snowman on the screen
Tickets 25 € - Children under 16 for free

Together we are more

An orchestra is like a sports team. In order for it to function seamlessly, all musicians must know their place and role in the team. The conductor provides the impulses through which the orchestra’s playing produces a memorable musical experience. That experience is based on years of practice, resulting in complete mastery of the instrument – just like the skills of players on a sports team.

Our autumn programme includes symphony, opera, religious music and light music, not forgetting children and young people. 

Artistic Director Erkki Lasonpalo and his team invite you to experience fresh energy through the rich colours and emotions of orchestral music. You can experience live acoustic music in the heart of our city. Listening to and experiencing music together helps us transcend our daily routines.

Come and enjoy our concerts!

Milko Vesalainen
General Manager

A vibrant sinfonietta that started its journey over 100 years ago

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The Lappeenranta City Orchestra
is the smallest symphony orchestra in Finland: a vibrant sinfonietta with 21 full-time musicians. In 2020, Erkki Lasonpalo started as the orchestra’s Artistic Director. Our city orchestra started its journey as early as in 1909. The orchestra was municipalised in 1980, after which it expanded to its current composition. Today, the diverse programmes range from chamber music to symphonies, from classical to entertainment and from old to new music. 

The Lappeenranta City Orchestra cooperates extensively with the region’s music institutions and communities: The Dragoon Band, Etelä-Karjalan klassinen kuoro (South Karelian Classical Choir) and Lappeenranta Music Institute. As Saimaa Sinfonietta, the orchestra performs together with the string section of the Mikkeli City Orchestra (St. Michel Striings). Saimaa Sinfonietta performs in the Saimaa region several times during the concert season.

In addition to domestic concerts, the orchestra has performed abroad several times at various festivals and concert halls. The main concert venues of the orchestra in Lappeenranta are the City Hall’s Lappeenranta Hall and the churches. Our orchestra occasionally also performs in different places as the Lappeenranta Main Library.