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Welcome to the Strauss Concerts at the Finlandia Hall on January 5, 2019 at 7.00 pm and on January 6, 2019 at 2 pm!

Concert Schedule

January 5, 2019 at 7.00 pm
January 6, 2019 at 2.00 pm

The duration of the concerts is approx. 2,5 hrs. incl. intermission.

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The New Year starts with Strauss Concerts in the Finlandia Hall

The festive tradition of the Strauss Concerts in the Finlandia Hall on January 5 at 7 pm and on January 6 at 2 pm makes a joyful start to the New Year.

The charismatic and charming professor Atso Almila conducts the Sibelius-Academy Symphony Orchestra and together they bring joy and the first feelings of spring of the year.

The dance performances during the Strauss concerts are done by the talented choreographer Ville Valkonen and Balett Finland.

Atso Almila

Atso Almila

Atso Almila is the professor of the orchestra- and the conducting education at the Sibelius Academy. In addition to being an internationally respected conductor, he is also a composer, columnist and opinion leader. Almila has composed not only operas but also symphonies and a lot of other music.



Angelika Klas

Angelika Klas, soprano is a charismatic and excellent soloist who has made a brilliant career both in Finland and abroad. She has performed at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, at the Helsinki Festival and in various opera and operetta productions both in her home country and at many Opera Houses abroad.

Petri Bäckström

Petri Bäckström

Petri Bäckström, tenor is a very talented stage performer and an excellent opera singer. After his successful opera debut in 2000 he has performed severalty esat the Finnish National Opera, The Savonlinna Opera Festival and on several important opera stages around Finland.


Ané Pretorius

Ané Pretorius
Ané Pretorius, mezzosoprano did her masters at the Music College at the University of Cape Town. She is presently engaged at the Cape Town opera. In the spring 20018 she participated in Joyce Donato’s master class at Carnegie Hall in New York. She was one of the finalists in the international Hans Gabor Belvedere singing competition held in 20018 in Jurmala in Latvia.


In cooperation with the Strauss Concerts, Clarion Hotel Helsinki offers accommodation at the price of 100 € / double room (90 € / sgl room) including breakfast, sauna and pool.

Reservations with the code STRAUSS by telephone: +358 10 850 3820 or by e-mail: reservations.cl.helsinki@choice.fi.

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