The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra announced on March 12 that it would continue giving concerts in accordance with the spring season schedule. The concerts would be broadcast live on Yle channels but played to an empty hall. Over the weekend, the management nevertheless decided that a 100-player orchestra working in close proximity would constitute a risk to the musicians’ health.
Instead, the concerts will, until further notice, consist of music for small ensembles broadcast live on Yle Radio 1 and Yle Areena.
The concert on March 18 celebrates Beethoven in his anniversary year. Laura Vikman (violin) and Kirill Kozlovski will perform Beethoven’s Sonatas 6 & 7 for violin and piano. During the interval, the New Helsinki Quartet of musicians from the FRSO will play his String Quartet No. 13, Op. 130.
Details of the concerts over the next few weeks will be announced in due course.
Single tickets for the FRSO concerts between March 13 and May 27, 2020 will be refunded, but not the booking fee paid on purchase or the handling and delivery charges.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A REFUND
Use the Ticketmaster refund form.