Finnish-Hungarian conductor József Hárs is one of the musicians who were predestined to be in front of an orchestra. While serving as the principal French horn player of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, he frequently works as a conductor with the leading orchestras and musical ensembles in Finland.

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“Sunshine is a wonderful thing, but sometimes one needs a thunder to refresh the senses.”

- József Hárs


Aug 28th, 2020 19:00 - Uusinta Ensemble @ Ung Nordisk Musik

József Hárs – conductor
Malla Vivolin – flute, Angel Molinos – clarinet, Sikri Lehko – saxophone, Fanny Söderström – piano, Maria Puusaari – violin, Aleksi Kotila – violin, Max Savikangas – viola, Markus Hohti – cello

Matilda Seppälä (*1993): Vuolle
Lauri Toivio (*1972): Valse Vanitas (2020) (first performance)
Joel Järventausta (*1995): Songs of Empty Landscapes (2020) (first performance, commissioned by Uusinta Ensemblen)
1. Prelude
2. Haze
3. Snowriver
4. Lullaby
5. Earth Red
6. Grey-Blue
7. Postlude
Ari Romppanen (*1974): Arcturus (2016)
Maria Kallionpää (*1981): El Canto del Mar Infinito (2020) (first performance, commissioned by Tampere Biennale)

Puistotorni, Konsu Hall

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Oct 15th, 2020 19:00 - Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

The young soloists´ concert

József Hárs, conductor

Sigyn Hall

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Oct 28th, 2020 19:00 - The Guards Band

AAVA-saxophone quartet
József Hárs, conductor

Temppeliaukio church (The Rock Church), Helsinki

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Jan 6th, 2021 11:00 - Vienna Imperial Philharmonics

New Years Concert
Ein musikalischer Streifzug durch die Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie
mit Werken von Strauß, Lehár, Fucik & Co

Großer Saal, Musikverein

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All Concerts

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-- thanks to the playful ease and anything-goes attitude demonstrated by Uusinta, conducted with athletic brio by József Hárs.”

- The New York Times