Welcome to celebrate the 100-year-old Polytech Orchestra!
The Polytech Orchestra (PO) turns 100 years in 2022. All kinds of fun stuff is coming up from an anniversary concert in Musiikkitalo to the banquet and the publishing of the PO100 history book. More information is coming soon so stay tuned!
PO is the oldest academic symphony orchestra in Finland. It was formed by the students at the Helsinki University of Technology, also called teekkaris, in 1922. Over the years the orchestra has moved from Helsinki city center to Otaniemi, the Helsinki University of Technology has changed to Aalto University and PO has grown from a small salon orchestra to a full-fledged or even “mammoth” symphony orchestra. At the same time the artistic level of the orchestra has risen, and small pieces have been replaced by big symphonies. Still, the main motivation for playing is the shared love for music, without forgetting the fun of course.
You can read more about PO and its normal activities on our website. We are currently looking for collaborators for the anniversary year. If you identified yourself from this description or have any ideas or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us po100[at]polyteknikkojenorkesteri.fi!