Orchestras and choirs
The City’s orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta and other high-class choirs and orchestras are responsible for the music offering in the City of Espoo.
Tapiola Sinfonietta is Espoo’s city orchestra, particularly renowned for their stylish interpretations of classical works, chamber-like performances without a conductor, presenting rarer works and making bold programme selections across art forms. Unlike many other orchestras, Tapiola Sinfonietta themselves are in charge of their artistic focuses.
Tapiola Choir is an internationally renowned and award-winning children’s and young people’s choir from Espoo. The choir was founded in 1963, and it has grown from an ordinary Finnish school choir into one of the best-known instruments of the international choir scene.
Espoo Big Band
Espoo Big Band – EBB – is one of the most celebrated big jazz bands in Finland. In addition to tours of Asia, Australia and Brazil, EBB has also performed at some of the best-known jazz festivals in the world – including Detroit, Montreux and Paris – and released ten albums. At the April Jazz festival hosted annually by EBB, the band has had several world-class stars as their guest vocalists, including Freddie Hubbard, Ray Charles, McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Billy Cobham, Trilok Gurtu, Diane Schuur, Patti Austin, Carla Bley and Maria Schneider.