Jukka Untamala, conductor
Timo Ollila, visual designer
Experience the impact of a large symphony orchestra like never before – from the inside! Open Orchestra gives audience members the chance to observe musicians close at hand and to move about within the orchestra during the concert. For the first part of the concert, half of the audience sits in the upper stalls in the Concert Hall, while the others are free to roam amidst the orchestra. After the interval, the audience members swap places. The seats are numbered, and your ticket will indicate when you are expected to sit and when to walk. This concept was introduced by the Copenhagen Philharmonic and is now being tested in Finland for the first time. The interactive journey through classical music features works from various eras, from Mozart to Ravel. The experience is hosted and enhanced with impressive visual design and lighting.