Congratulations to Music at Port Milford Alum, Adrian Rigopulos, who joins the Helsinki Philaharmonic Orchestra on Tutti Double Bass!
The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra was the first professional symphony orchestra to be founded in the Nordic countries, has been operating without a break for 132 years.
The HPO has grown from a band of 36 players to an orchestra of 102 regular members giving concerts attended by a total audience of a good 100,000 a year at the Helsinki Music Centre and abroad!
Between 1892 and 1923 the HPO gave the first performances of almost all the symphonic works by Jean Sibelius with the composer himself conducting.
If you happen to find yourself in Helsinki, make sure to catch one of their amazing performances and cheer on Adrian! Concert schedule here.