September was an exceptionally busy month with orchestral premieres. The Guards’ Band and Antti Ohenoja commissioned a Marimba Concerto from Timo-Juhani Kyllönen (premiere on the 5th in Helsinki). Lotta Wennäkoski's Flounce was heard at the Proms in London on the 9th. Juhani Nuorvala’s Variationes ex 'Bene quondam' commissioned by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra saw the light of day on the 16th. Kalevi Aho’s Chamber Concerto for Harp and Strings was premiered at the Gent Festival, Belgium on the 18th by the Ensemble Resonanz and Anneleen Lenaerts, harp. Kimmo Hakola’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Chamber Orchestra was on the programme of the Tapiola Sinfonietta on the 22nd. The soloists were Antti Tikkanen and Minna Pensola.