What kind of world would you like to live in?
Get inspired by Jean Sibelius’s tone poem En saga (A Fairy tale) and imagine your dream world!
Listen on the Fairy Tale website to En saga, performed by the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Leif Segerstam. Get inspired and create your own fairy-tale world using whatever visual technique you prefer (e.g. drawing, painting, photography, collage), then upload it onto the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra’s Fairy Tale website with the title ‘My fairy tale – my dream world’.
All children from around the world aged between 0 and 12 can participate in the Fairy Tale competition. Entries can be submitted until Saturday 15th November 2014. The Fairy Tale website can be viewed in Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French, Russian, Spanish and Japanese.
The artwork by those entering the competition will be used to create an exhibition viewable both online and also in the Turku Concert Hall. Out of all the entries received, the jury will choose five, and these five children will then be invited to an international children’s event in Turku Concert Hall in March 2015. These five children will also receive a scholarship for art studies.
Fairy Tale – A Worldwide Competition for Children is the brainchild of Leif Segerstam, chief conductor and artistic director of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. It is an international children’s competition in which children from around the world are invited to visualise their dream world by drawing inspiration from Jean Sibelius’s tone poem En saga (A Fairy Tale). The Fairy Tale competition celebrates both the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius’s birth and also the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra’s 225th anniversary in 2015.
The Fairy Tale competition is part of the official programme to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius’s birth. The project has received special support from the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Viliina Tolvanen, Project Coordinator