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.

Concerts in Autumn 2023 

Meditaatiota (Meditation)
Wednesday, 30 August Lappeenranta Old Town Hall at 19.00, tickets 10 € here
Thursday, 31 August Lappeenranta Hall at 11.00 - free of charge
Open doors of the City: free admission
Led by Concertmaster Elias Lassfolk
Jean Sibelius: Scene with Cranes
Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Max Richter: The Four Seasons: ‘Spring’
György Ligeti: Bagatelles: Parts 3 and 5
Jean Sibelius: Valse Triste
Arthur Honegger: Pastorale d’été

Get your wool socks ready and embrace autumn with the help of music!

Kanjoneista tähtiin (From Canyons to the Stars)
Thursday, 7 September Lappeenranta Hall at 19.00
Led by Erkki Lasonpalo
Soloist Kirill Kozlovski, piano
Amy Beach: Bal Masqué, Op. 22, arr. Erkki Lasonpalo
Philip Glass: Piano Concerto No. 2 ‘After Lewis and Clark’ 2004, arr. P. Barnes
Bohuslav Martinů: Sinfonietta ‘La Jolla’

Tickets €32/22/7

Saimaa Sinfonietta – Reiniläisittäin (Rhenish)

In collaboration with the Mikkeli City Orchestra
Thursday, 21 September Lappeenranta Hall at 19.00
Friday, 22 September Martti Talvela Hall, Mikkeli, at 19.00
Led by Erkki Lasonpalo
Soloist József Balog, piano
Antonín Dvořák: Legends Op. 59: 1–4
Richard Strauss: Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra 
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 Op. 97 in E-flat major ‘Rhenish’

Tickets €32/22/7

Diivabiisit (Pop diva songs)
Wednesday, 27 September Lappeenranta Hall at 19.00
Led by Antti Rissanen
Soloist Diandra

The show features songs of Diandra’s favourite pop singers, such as Whitney Houston, Barbara Streisand and Céline Dion, arranged by Antti Rissanen. 

Tickets €35, students €7 

Ystävyydellä (Friendship)
Wednesday, 4 October St Mary’s Church of Lappee at 19.00
Led by Matti Koponen, violin
Soloists Tiina Heinonen and Marianne Järvinen
Joonas Kokkonen: Durch einen Spiegel
Johann Quantz: Concerto for 2 Flutes in G minor
Arvo Pärt: Summa
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207

Tickets €25 in advance, students €7 in advance, €20 at the door. No discounts at the door.

Lokakuun illat (October evenings)
Thursday, 12 October Lappeenranta Hall at 19.00
Led by Kristian Sallinen
Soloists Annika Sinisalo, violin and Santeri Kaksonen, oboe
Arnold Schönberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D major ‘Paris’

Tickets €32/22/7

Erilaisia polkuja (Different kinds of paths)
In cooperation with Lappeenranta Music Institute
Thursday, 19 October Lappeenranta Hall at 19.00
Leader–soloist Janne Valkeajoki, accordion
Gustav Holst: Brook Green Suite
Ralp Vaughan Williams: Death of Tintagiles
Bernhard Molique: Concerto No. 1 in G minor for accordion,
strings and percussion        
Francis Poulenc: Sinfonietta

Tickets €32/22/7

Marzin viulukonsertto (Marzi’s Violin Concerto)
Thursday, 2 November Lappeenranta Hall at 19.00
Led by Atso Almila
Soloist Antti Tikkanen, violin
Atso Almila: Cascades octet (2016)
Marzi Nyman: Violin Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat  major, Op. 60

Tickets €32/22/7

Historiallisia polkuja (Historical paths)
Wednesday, 15 November Lappeenranta Hall at 19.00
Led by Erkki Lasonpalo
Soloist Iida Antola, soprano

The programme is based on popular works played by the Orchestra of the Vyborg friends of music (1918–39) in salon concerts. The concert begins with Richard Wagner’s Overture to the Mastersingers, and the programme continues with solo songs by Toivo Kuula and Jean Sibelius.  The Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms and
tones of Oskar Merikanto’s Valse Lente embrace the audience during this evening in November.

Tickets €32/22/7

Pikselitaidetta ’23 (Pixel art ’23)
Wednesday, 29 November Lappeenranta Hall at 19.00
Led by Elisar Riddelin

Requested by audience

The programme includes well-known video game tunes, arranged for symphony orchestra,
such as Final Fantasy, Angry Birds, Fortnite and Mega Man. 

All tickets €20, students €7

Saimaa Sinfonietta – Joulukonsertti (Christmas concert)
In collaboration with the Mikkeli City Orchestra
Thursday, 14 December Lappeenranta Hall at 19.00
Friday, 15 December Martti Talvela Hall, Mikkeli, at 19.00
Led by Erkki Lasonpalo
Soloists Mari Palo, soprano and Aarne Pelkonen, baritone

The programme features the most beautiful, traditional Finnish Christmas songs. 

Tickets €32/22/7

Tule joulu kultainen – Christmas singalong at the city theatre

Collaborative production by the city orchestra and city theatre
Wednesday, 20 December City Theatre’s main stage at 19.00
Led by Riku Huhtasalo
Actors of the city theatre as the soloists
Vocal coaching by Jani Pola
The Christmas tree is all decorated and Santa Claus is coming to town!

Tickets €15

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.


Musical adventures for autumn – Glass, Strauss and pop diva songs

Live orchestra music is the essence of life. The Lappeenranta City Orchestra offers numerous wonderful concert experiences in autumn. Our orchestra tunes up for the season through meditation and travel From Canyons to the Stars. During autumn, colourful compositions will be performed alongside classics to reflect the past on the present with fresh new interpretations full of energy.

Music is a hidden force that connects people without words, creating a sense of togetherness. In a live performance, you can experience the unique bond between the audience and orchestra. They need each other because the experience emerges from being in the moment together, allowing for individual empowerment.

Come and enjoy an energetic renewable resource – orchestral music – with us!

Milko Vesalainen
General Manager