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Birthday concert at Ainola


A concert of Sibelius’s music for violin and piano will be held at Sibelius’s home, Ainola, at 6 pm on Thursday 8 December 2016.

The performers will be Kaisa Porra-Hänninen, violin, and Kari Hänninen, piano.

The concert will be introduced by the performers, and Kaisa Porra-Hänninen will also discuss Sibelius’s own Serafin violin, on which she will be playing.

Tickets €22.50 / €11.50 (children aged 4−16) from Lippu.fi (click here)

The Ainola plot will be open on Sibelius’s birthday from 8 am until 6 pm. Members of the public can visit the composer’s grave and see Ainola’s garden in winter.

The museum shop and Café Aulis will be open from 10 am until 6 pm.

Students from the Keskisen Uudenmaan Musiikkiopisto in Järvenpää will play and sing at Café Aulis from 4 pm–5 pm that day.





Say Happy Birthday to Sibelius

Would you like to join in a birthday greeting video to Sibelius? International Co-ordinator of Sibelius One, Leon Chia, has embarked on a project to create one. The idea is to collect video snippets of Sibelius fans saying ‘Happy Birthday, Sibelius!’, which will then be compiled into a collage.

To take part, send your video clip to happybirthdaysibelius@gmail.com with the subject title: Happy Birthday Sibelius Video Project.

The deadline is 15 November 2015.

For more details, go to Leon’s personal blog on Sibelius at http://dustofhue.com/2015/09/be-part-of-a-sibelius-150th-birthday-greeting-video