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American guitar legend Steve Vai gives a concert with the Tampere Philharmonic in Main auditorium

Date 15.09.2023 19.00

VenueTampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Tampere Hall, Main auditorium


Tickets 69 €, students, children and young people under the age of 16 50 €

The American rock guitarist and composer Steve Vai will give a concert with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Tampere Hall.

Steve Vai belongs to the world’s foremost guitarists. He began his career in Frank Zappa’s band, and later he has recorded with many other rock names like Whitesnake, David Lee Roth and Ozzy Osbourne.

Vai’s recent visit to Tampere took place in August 2022, as he recorded a comprehensive catalogue of is composing works for orchestra with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. Now he makes a return to the city with a concert, which will be a unique mix of his legendary hits, and his orchestra compositions recorded in Tampere last year. Vai says:

– With the recording sessions of August 2022 in mind, I can’t really describe how thrilled I am to share this beautiful stage with the Tampere Filharmonia and Jukka Iisakkila. Both as a performer as well as a composer, this is like heaven in a cup!

A guitarist himself, conductor Jukka Iisakkila’s broad repertoire have taken him from symphony orchestras to rock arenas and innovative music clubs. He enjoys the fruitful and successful collaboration with Steve Vai and is thrilled about the upcoming Tampere concert. Iisakkila says:

– It is always an absolute thrill to work with Steve and to be in his wonderful, beautiful, exciting, rich, and colorful music full of passion and wonders of the universe. Steve truly is a unique artist, innovative and a great composer, virtuosic guitarist. With the fantastic Tampere Filharmonia orchestra this concert is a world in itself, which you just have to experience.

Tampere Filharmonia ie. the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra comprises of 97 musicians and is one of Scandinavia’s foremost symphony orchestras. It is known as a versatile and dynamic orchestra the local audience loves. Eija Oravuo, the General Manager of Tampere Filharmonia is happy that co-operation with Mr. Vai continues. Oravuo says:

– The recording session with Steve Vai last August was a unique adventure for our orchestra. We are excited to invite our audiences to share this phenomenal concert experience with electrifying Steve Vai and our musicians.

The concert lasts about 2 hours. The concert has an intermission.

Production Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Courtyard by Marriott Tampere City, Visit Tampere Laura Vanzo
Kuva: Laura Vanzo, Visit Tampere

Complement your experience by staying under the same roof

The Courtyard Tampere City hotel, attached to Tampere Hall, offers the perfect experience. When you book accommodation for your visit through us, you get partner rates. Welcome to enjoy yourself!

Photo: Laura Vanzo, Visit Tampere

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