Celebrating 90 years of music in 2020, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the Nordics’ foremost symphony orchestras. Founded in 1930, and maintained since 1947 by the City of Tampere, the orchestra built up its initial reputation as a professional orchestra during Eero Kosonen’s 37 years at the helm. Since 2013, the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the orchestra has been rising star conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, who was preceded by the equally renowned Hannu Lintu. The Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra has so far undertaken international concert tours to France, Japan, Great Britain, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Estonia, Germany, Spain and the United States. The orchestra comprises of 97 musicians, making it Finland’s only full-scale symphony orchestra outside of Helsinki. Tampere Philharmonic’s concert season features 22 weekly symphony concerts and a monthly chamber music series. The orchestra also serves annually as an opera and ballet orchestra and performs regularly at the Tampere Biennale contemporary music festival. Educational projects and various events for children and youth are also a key focus of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra.