September 2017 will be an exceptionally busy month with orchestral premieres. The Guards’ Band and Antti Ohenoja have commissioned a Marimba Concerto from Timo-Juhani Kyllönen to be premiered on the 5th in Helsinki. Lotta Wennäkoski's Flounce, a BBC commission, will be heard at the last night of the Proms on the 9th. Juhani Nuorvala’s Variationes ex 'Bene quondam' commissioned by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra will see the light of day on the 16th. Kalevi Aho’s Chamber Concerto for Harp and Strings, a commission by the Gent Festival, will be premiered in Belgium on the 18th by the Ensemble Resonanz and Anneleen Lenaerts, harp. Kimmo Hakola’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Chamber Orchestra is on the programme of the Tapiola Sinfonietta in Espoo on the 22nd. The soloists will be Antti Tikkanen and Minna Pensola.