This is a chance to sample an authentic, entertaining, 1 hour cultural experience. Enjoy quality live performances of Sibelius’s compositions –Finlandia, Kuusi, Romance, Rondino and Valse Triste - with special performances on violin and grand piano. Get into the mood with superb visual illustrations of Finnish nature on screen. Guests will receive a Sibelius Finland Experience gift CD and booklet especially designed and produced for the occasion. To complete the experience, a non-alcoholic festive drink, with a taste of Finland, will be served and enjoyed by guests and musicians whilst they mingle.
Description: Sibelius Finland Experience is an authentic, cultural, live music experience for anyone wanting to learn more about Finland. This inspiring one hour, high quality musical and visual production presents Finland and the Finnish identity through Sibelius’s compositions; Finlandia, Kuusi, Romance, Rondino and Valse Triste. Performances are made by some of the best musicians in Finland in co-operation with the world famous Sibelius Academy and supervised by Professor Erik T. Tawaststjerna, as artistic advisor. The narrated performance is a visual composition of beautiful images of Finland and selected graphic illustrations by Erik Bruun, Professor of Art and Design. His award winning graphics will guide everyone to understand the importance of nature to the Finnish identity, much in the same way Jean Sibelius compositions do.
We welcome you, your guests and family to Kansallissali - National Hall which dates back to 1901 and was designed by famous Finnish architects Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen. The concert takes place in one of the most beautiful buildings of national, romantic style, in Finland. The artist Hilda Flodin´s famous limestone sculptures on the street level invite your guests to a memory of a lifetime. Kansallissali – National Hall is conveniently located in the heart of the city. Sibelius Finland Experience is suitable for all ages.
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)is the national composer of Finland and his works give an insight to Finnish identity and its formation. As a composer he presents the late Romantic period. The core of Sibelius's oeuvre is his set of seven symphonies. Sibelius used each successive work to further develop his own personal compositional style. His works continue to be performed throughout concert halls all around the globe. He is one of the most recorded artists in the world. His masterpiece ‘Finlandia’ is played and sung every day in some part of the world. Jean Sibelius is historically and internationally the most famous Finn. His works inspires composers, conductors alike and touches thousands of people every day. The relation to the nature of Finland and its people is tangible.
Start and duration: 12.00 - 1 hour, no intermission
Capacity: 120 guests, private functions available
Venue: Kansallissali – National Hall, Aleksanterinkatu 44, 00100 Helsinki
Language: English, multilingual ‘welcome words’ / German, Swedish, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese subtitles
Price, departures, general information and bookings:
Gift CD album
Meeting with musicians
Additional CD albums can be purchased for 20€
Other services; dinner, lunch, and accommodation are available through our partner Kämp Group.
Rate for 2018:
32 € pensioners and with Helsinki Card
Children under 12 years free of charge
*Kindly contact the tour provider regarding commission! Season and availability for 2018:
Availability: Daily 01.06. - 31.08.2018, seven days a week (Reserves the right to change)
Available for Groups all year around on request
Information & bookings: Producer Mr. Vesa Ruotonen Airtouch Eerikinkatu 27, FI-00180 HELSINKI Trade reg. 1912298-0 Information: www.stopover.fi and Facebook Sibelius Finland Experience Tickets and agreements for partners: firstname.lastname@example.org or +358 (20) 1557400 Private guests: www.lippupalvelu.fi or www.helsinkiexpert.fi
We hold the right to make adjustments and ask you to kindly reconfirm the specific itinerary and pricing directly with the tour provider.
Getting there: Helsinki can be reached best by air and is easily accessible, no matter where you are travelling from. Alternatively, you can reach Helsinki with ferry from Tallinn, Stockholm, Travemünde and Rostock.