Avanti!

Also known as Avanti Chamber Orchestra, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, The, Avanti! Orchestra, Avanti! Symphony Orchestra, AVANTI!-orchestra
Members of Avanti!: Anna Hohti-Jaatinen, Anna-Leena Haikola, Heikki Nikula, Heljä Räty, Kari Kriikku, Pasi Pirinen, Petri Keskitalo, Reija Bister, Tero Toivonen, Timo Ahtinen, Torsten Tiebout, Tuija Rantamäki, Tuula Riisalo, Waltteri Malmivirta
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.avantimusic.fi/

Discography of Avanti!:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony In Deep C 9 Audio 1996
2 Chiaroscuro 2 Audio 2001 Aurora (5)
3 Sinfonia No 1 2 Audio 1990 Flamingo
4 From The Grammar Of Dreams 19 Audio 2000 Ondine
5 Move 4 Audio 1996
6 Strings Revisited 6 Audio 2003 TUM Records
7 Suvisoitto 18 Audio 1998 Classica (4)
8 Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony In Deep C 8 Audio 1996 First Town Records
9 Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony In Deep C 8 Audio 1997 Moon Records (2)


Avanti! is a Finnish chamber orchestra, founded in 1983 by conductors [a=Esa-Pekka Salonen], [a=Olli Pohjola] and [a=Jukka-Pekka Saraste].

The size of the orchestra varies between a string quartet and a symphony orchestra depending on the situation. It specializes in no particular genre and runs the gamut from 20th century and contemporary classical to a death metal symphony, which was a collaboration with the Finnish band [a=Waltari] and conductor [a=Riku Niemi].

The Artistic Director of Avanti! since November 1998 has been the Finnish clarinetist [a=Kari Kriikku].


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