New players and new instruments are welcome to the orchestra all year round but the easiest time to join is at the beginning of the autumn or spring term of the Jyväskylä Adult Education Centre. Violins and violas in particular are hoping for reinforcements!
The orchestra rehearses on Thursdays at 17:00-19:00 in the Palokka school (Koivutie 5, Palokka), in the music classroom of the Adult Education Centre. Members of the orchestra pay the Centre's tuition fee (71 € per annum). Potential new players are also welcome to visit the rehearsals if unsure of committing to the orchestra right off the bat.
We expect our players to have basic-level skills in their own instrument. The rehearsals are not overtly serious affairs despite that we do endeavour to better ourselves, and this orchestra does not slave away with symphonies. Except sometimes. Salonkiorkesteri plays music of various genres from baroque pieces to pop and Christmas carrols. Many of our songs are arranged by our conductor Olli Santa specifically for this orchestra. Please contact the chairperson of the orchestral society (puheenjohtaja(at)jyvaskylansalonkiorkesteri.net) for further information.
The sound samples below have been recorded in our Christmas concerts in the Keltinmäki church.