Avanti!

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

The size of the orchestra varies between a string quartet and a symphony orchestra depending on the situation. Avanti! Orchestra plays music of all periods, but specializes in contemporary compositions. The orchestra's debut record was produced by Robert von Bahr and received YLE's Gramophone Prize (1985). Apart from classical music, Avanti! had performed in different genres, including a death metal symphony, performed in collaboration with the Finnish band Waltari and conductor Riku Niemi.

The Artistic Director of Avanti! since November 1998 has been the Finnish clarinetist Kari Kriikku.
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Albums

LP-1 Avanti! - Avanti! album art Avanti! Chamber Orchestra*, Salonen*, Saraste*, Ravel*, Strauss* Avanti! Chamber Orchestra*, Salonen*, Saraste*, Ravel*, Strauss* - Avanti!(LP) Avanti LP-1 Finland 1984 Sell This Version
LC PB LP 2 Avanti! - Suvisoitto Live album art Avanti! Suvisoitto Live(LP, Album) Not On Label LC PB LP 2 Finland 1987 Sell This Version
FACD 365 Avanti! - Merikanto / Heininen / Lindberg album art Avanti!, Aarre Merikanto, Paavo Heininen, Magnus Lindberg Avanti!, Aarre Merikanto, Paavo Heininen, Magnus Lindberg - Merikanto / Heininen / Lindberg(CD, Album) Finlandia Records FACD 365 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
FACD 366 Avanti! - The Virtuoso Clarinet album art Kari Kriikku, Members Of The Avanti Chamber Orchestra* - Lindberg* · Salonen* · Koskelin* · Xenakis* · Donatoni* · Ambrosini* Kari Kriikku, Members Of The Avanti Chamber Orchestra* - Lindberg* · Salonen* · Koskelin* · Xenakis* · Donatoni* · Ambrosini* - The Virtuoso Clarinet(CD) Finlandia Records FACD 366 Finland 1989 Sell This Version
Avanti! - Sinfonia No 1 album art Pekka Pohjola, Avanti! Orchestra* Pekka Pohjola, Avanti! Orchestra* - Sinfonia No 1 (Album) Flamingo Finland 1990 Sell This Version
ODE 778-2 Avanti! - Rhapsody For Clarinet And Orchestra / Puro / Carpe Diem! album art Debussy*, Tiensuu*, Kaipainen*, Kriikku*Finnish RSO*Avanti! Co*Saraste* Debussy*, Tiensuu*, Kaipainen*, Kriikku*Finnish RSO*Avanti! Co*Saraste* - Rhapsody For Clarinet And Orchestra / Puro / Carpe Diem!(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 778-2 Finland 1991 Sell This Version
ODE 784-2 Avanti! - Kinetics | Marea | Joy album art Magnus Lindberg - Avanti! Chamber Orchestra*, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Jukka-Pekka Saraste Magnus Lindberg - Avanti! Chamber Orchestra*, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra*, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Kinetics | Marea | Joy(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 784-2 Finland 1992 Sell This Version
AXR CD 1109 Avanti! - Rockover album art Avanti! Chamber Orchestra* Rockover(CD, Album) AXR AXR CD 1109 Finland 1995 Sell This Version
CD 01 Avanti! - X Suvisoitto 1995 - Midsommartoner album art Avanti! Chamber Orchestra*, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sakari Oramo, Battalia Avanti! Chamber Orchestra*, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sakari Oramo, Battalia - X Suvisoitto 1995 - Midsommartoner(CD) Avanti! CD 01 Finland 1995 Sell This Version
Avanti! - Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony In Deep C album art Waltari / Avanti! Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Riku Niemi / Tomi Koivusaari / Eeva-Kaarina Vilke Waltari / Avanti! Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Riku Niemi / Tomi Koivusaari / Eeva-Kaarina Vilke - Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony In Deep C (Album) Spin Records, EMI Electrola Europe 1996 Sell This Version
CL 129 Avanti! Suvisoitto(CD, Album) Classica (4) CL 129 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
ODE 958-2 Avanti! - From The Grammar Of Dreams album art Kaija Saariaho / Anu Komsi, Avanti!, Hannu Lintu Kaija Saariaho / Anu Komsi, Avanti!, Hannu Lintu - From The Grammar Of Dreams(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 958-2 Finland 2000 Sell This Version
ODE 960-2 Avanti! - Clarinet Quintet | Loco | Capriole album art Kimmo Hakola - Kari Kriikku, Avanti! Quartet*, Anssi Karttunen Kimmo Hakola - Kari Kriikku, Avanti! Quartet*, Anssi Karttunen - Clarinet Quintet | Loco | Capriole(CD, Album) Ondine ODE 960-2 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
TUM CD 003 Avanti! - Strings Revisited album art Juhani Aaltonen And Henrik Otto Donner* With The Avanti! Chamber Orchestra* Juhani Aaltonen And Henrik Otto Donner* With The Avanti! Chamber Orchestra* - Strings Revisited(CD, Album) TUM Records TUM CD 003 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
50999 511504 2 6 Avanti! - Presents Humppavanti! album art Avanti! Presents Humppavanti!(CD, Album) Blue Note, EMI 50999 511504 2 6 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
ABCD 253 Avanti! - Lotta Wennäköski Culla d'aria Avanti! album art Lotta Wennäkoski, Culla d'aria, Avanti! Lotta Wennäkoski, Culla d'aria, Avanti! - Lotta Wennäköski Culla d'aria Avanti!(CD, Album) Alba Records ABCD 253 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
ABCD 320 Avanti! - Red Earth And Rain album art Hämeenniemi* ; Avanti!, John Storgårds, Bombay Jayashri, Leisma*, Pensola*, Pungkulam Subramaniam, S. Karthick, Nikula* Hämeenniemi* ; Avanti!, John Storgårds, Bombay Jayashri, Leisma*, Pensola*, Pungkulam Subramaniam, S. Karthick, Nikula* - Red Earth And Rain(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) Alba Records ABCD 320 Finland 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7243 8 62225 2 7 Avanti! - Move album art Waltari / Avanti! Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Riku Niemi Waltari / Avanti! Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Riku Niemi - Move(CD, Maxi) Spin Records, EMI Electrola 7243 8 62225 2 7 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version

Compilations

8573-81972-2 Avanti! - Shadows / Sunrise Serenade album art Sallinen*, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Jouko Harjanne, Aki Välimäki, Avanti Chamber Orchestra*, Finlandia Sinfonietta, Arto Noras Sallinen*, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Jouko Harjanne, Aki Välimäki, Avanti Chamber Orchestra*, Finlandia Sinfonietta, Arto Noras - Shadows / Sunrise Serenade(2xCD, Comp) Finlandia Records 8573-81972-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

edit Avanti! - Suite Mignonne album art Avanti! Suite Mignonne(CD, Promo) edit edit Finland 1988 Sell This Version
500332 Avanti! - ...De Tartuffe, Je Crois, Linea D'Ombra, Ritratto, Zona album art Magnus Lindberg, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kari Kriikku, Anssi Karttunen, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra* Magnus Lindberg, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kari Kriikku, Anssi Karttunen, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra* - ...De Tartuffe, Je Crois, Linea D'Ombra, Ritratto, Zona(CD) Finlandia Records 500332 Finland 1992 Sell This Version
ACD 5027 Avanti! - Chiaroscuro album art Rolf Gupta - Norwegian Radio Orchestra*, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra* Rolf Gupta - Norwegian Radio Orchestra*, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra* - Chiaroscuro(CD, Enh) Aurora (5) ACD 5027 Norway 2001 Sell This Version