The Tapiola Sinfonietta frequently collaborates with schools. Comprehensive schools in Espoo are given KULPS! concerts and school visits by Tero ‘Doctor T.’ Toivonen. The orchestra is also involved in the national Art Testers campaign aimed at 8th graders.
At culture clinics, culture professionals in Espoo invite families to shared experiences. The Tapiola Sinfonietta representative at the clinics is violinist Leena Tuomisto-Saarikoski.
Seven members of the Tapiola Sinfonietta have trained as hospital musicians. They regularly perform at hospitals and nursing homes in Espoo, bringing music to those who cannot attend concerts.
Special needs groups
Pasi Pihlaja is a member of the Tapiola Sinfonietta who has specialised in performing with the elderly and the developmentally disabled. His wide range of musical skills is a delight to all listeners, whatever the time and place.