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 - performed by some of the best musicians in Finland.
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. 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.
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: Balderin Sali – Balder Hall, Aleksanterinkatu 12, 00170 Helsinki
Language: English, multilingual ‘welcome words’ / German, Swedish, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese subtitles
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.