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Petri Sakari - Conductor from 2007 to 2011
Tibor Bogányi - Conductor from 2003 to 2006
Hannu Lintu (Hannu Petteri Lintu) - Conductor from 1998 to 2001
Jacques Mercier - Conductor from 1990 to 1995
Igor Bezrodny - Conductor from 1986 to 1990
Pertti Pekkanen - Conductor from 1974 to 1986
Paavo Rautio - Conductor from 1965 to 1974
Jorma Panula - Conductor from 1963 to 1965
Ole Edgren - Conductor from 1941 to 1962
Eero Selin - Conductor from 1940 to 1941
Tauno Hannikainen - Conductor from 1929 to 1939
Toivo Haapanen - Conductor from 1928 to 1929
Tauno Hannikainen - Conductor from 1927 to 1928
The Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (Finnish: Turun Filharmoninen Orkesteri) is a Finnish orchestra based in Turku, Finland. The oldest orchestra in Finland, the Turku Philharmonic is resident at the Turku Concert Hall, the first purpose-built concert hall in Finland, completed in 1952.
The orchestra was founded in 1790 under the name Turun Soitannollinen Seura (Musical Society of Turku). In 1927, the municipality of Turku took ownership of the ensemble, with Tauno Hannikainen as the orchestra's first chief conductor under municipal management. With its 74 musicians the orchestra is today the fifth largest symphony orchestra in Finland.
Since January 2012, the orchestra's principal conductor is Leif Segerstam. The orchestra's home composer is Mikko Heiniö.
The orchestra has recorded commercially for such labels as Ondine, Finlandia, and Naxos. It released its first record in 1979. Year 2015 the orchestra released six CDs of Jean Sibelius' music with conductor Leif Segerstam. Favourite Finnish Classics (1995) and Karita's Christmas (2002) both merited a platinum disc. Conductor Juha Kangas and the Turku Philharmonics won the EMMA award for Classical Album of the Year for their recording Transient Moods – Rajatiloja, published in 2009, with music by P.H. Nordgren.
The orchestra has been on tour to Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Germany, Hungary and China.
Side by side with the weekly symphony concerts, the orchestra's chamber music ensembles perform in the historical venues of Turku and the beautiful archipelago. The orchestra also puts on concerts for the whole family and takes regularly part in opera productions. Also, Turku Philharmonic works with accessibility questions and is leading the way in Finland on the field of Internet concerts. The orchestra streams live concerts on its website on a monthly basis. Wikipedia