Suomen Orkesteri ~ New York Horns

Seriously funny Finnish brass band

Suomen Orkesteri - NYH

Suomen Orkesteri (SO) – New York Horns (NYH) is a typical product of the post-modern era, having a musical appetite comparable to the diet of a goat. Already for a quarter of a century, it has interpreted both the gems of classical music and nevergreens of more recent brass music from jazz to rock’ roll, according to its own sophisticated fashion. Only folk music is beyond the interests of the orchestra.

According to the current requirements of the society, NYH is very flexible: the combo stretches from a quartet (4 musicians) to a horn octet (8 horny men), accompanied by a percussionist, whose major task is to cover false notes. Vocal parts have long been suffered from imbalance between vowels and consonants; the orchestra has consistently tried to get rid of ‘f’.

In addition to their horn blowing skills, the oral capabilities of the members of NYH are appreciated by female members of the audience in particular. Stand-up comedy between the pieces of music forms an essential part of the total experience of the gigs. Most of the jokes have also been laughed at.

Usually the audience receives the performance of NYH very well, which proves the importance of selecting your audience appropriately. Typical comments obtained are:

I have never heard anything like this before.

Having heard them, nobody is the same person any more.

In which burrow has this combo been hiding till now?

I did not know that a horn can be played in that way.

Hand-picked selection of the pieces available:

  • Finlandia, Kunst der Fuge, Drei Groschen Oper, West Side Story
  • Finnish Army marches and hymns
    I let the song go out of my pants, Saints Hallelujah, St. Louis & Beale Street Blues
  • Series devoted to endangered species (tiger, panther, elephant, bat)
  • Hot waltzes and cool tangos

The orchestra is waiting for your gig order, to get rid off their futile jobs for a while at least. Please call!