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The International Spring at Tampere Hall

Tampere Hall will be hosting a world class guest orchestra when the Vienna Philharmonic arrives in Tampere on 28 April 2018 to perform there for the first time. In this concert, conductor Zubin Mehta will lead the orchestra for the first time in Finland. The Tampere Hall concert of Zubin Mehta and the Vienna Philharmonic, which has become known across the world via television, will be their first joint performance in Finland. The Vienna Philharmonic has been voted the world’s third best symphony orchestra by the panel of critics assembled by Gramophone magazine. During his almost 60-year career, Mehta has conducted, e.g., the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonic and led the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for decades. Beloved classics from Bernstein (Symphony No. 1, ‘Jeremiah’) and Mahler (Symphony No. 5) will be heard at the concert. Elisabeth Kulman, a mezzo-soprano famous on concert stages around the world, shines as the soloist. The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation is supporting the orchestra’s visit to Tampere. ‘The excellent acoustics in the Main Auditorium also deserve to have international top orchestras as visitors. The Vienna Philharmonic’s concert in Tampere is a historic event of which we are proud’, says Executive Producer Timo Suomi. David Bowie’s Band Members are also Stars of the Spring In March, fans of David Bowie’s music get a special treat, as Tony Visconti, a long-standing friend and producer of the musical icon, and Woody Woodmansey, the original Spiders From Mars drummer, bring their Holy Holy super group, which plays music from the peak years of David Bowie, to Tampere Hall. In April, the Eurovision Song Contest fever rises when ‘Mr. Eurovision’ Johnny Logan, who has sold millions of records, performs at Tampere Hall.  The international spring will culminate on Saturday 30 June in Catedral, the most ambitious work of dancer/choreographer Patricia Guerrero, a top flamenco artist who was awarded for best performance at the flamenco biennial in Seville in 2016.

Additional information and tickets

Tickets are available via the Tampere Hall ticket sales and phone service Mon–Fri: 10am – 2pm at +358 (0) 6009 4500 (EUR 1.98/minute + standard network rate) or via e-mail Tickets are also available at the Lippupiste ticket outlets in Finland and at The Lippupiste phone service is open Mon–Sat: 9am – 9pm, Sun: 10am – 6pm at +358 (0) 600 900 900 (EUR 1.98/minute + standard network rate).