Apocalyptica and Avanti! orchestra

Apocalyptica Tour 2014: "APOCALYPTIC SYMPHONY - an instrumental night with Avanti!-orchestra" in Helsinki, Finlandia-talo, 12 March 2014

Photos: Catherine Thomas.

The programme included less often performed Apocalyptica's music, which conductor Jaakko Kuusisto has adapted for the 25-musician Avanti! orchestra.

Since The Avanti! Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1983 by conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen, Olli Pohjola and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, the orchestra has had a tremendous influence on music in Finland. An ensemble that varies in size from a string quartet to a symphony orchestra, it specializes in no particular genre. Rather, it is proud to be a specialist in all styles with a strong sense of responsibility for the music of today. Avanti! tours regularly in Finland and all of the world.

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