A concert will take place on Sunday 26th July 2015, at 7.30 pm, at the Colour House Theatre at Merton Abbey Mills, Wimbledon, London, featuring a varied collection of Sibelius chamber music rarities in addition to his famous ‘Voces intimae’ string quartet.
The concert forms part of the series ‘Sunday Evening Music Among Friends’, now in its nineteenth year, a monthly series of informal chamber concerts in which both seasoned professionals and gifted young players perform the music they love. The concert lasts about ninety minutes including the interval, when you can enjoy a free drink next door in the historic Wheelhouse. The series is noted for its friendly informal atmosphere as well as the highest standard of performance of a wide range of repertoire.
The programme is as follows: Nielsen: At the Bier of a Young Artist Sibelius: Vattendroppar, JS 216, for violin and cello Sibelius: Moderato – Allegro appassionato in C sharp minor, JS 131, for string quartet Sibelius: Lullaby, JS 222, for violin and kantele Tchaikovsky: Andante cantabile Sibelius: Duo, JS 66, for violin and viola Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, ‘Voces intimae’, Op. 56
The performers will be Anya Birchall and Rebecca Totterdell (violins), Toby Hawks (viola/kantele) and Kate Leigh (cello).
Tickets cost £14, or £10 for concessions. Sibelius One members will receive the concession price.
Don’t miss the concert by the Aeon Duo (Essi Kiiski, violin and Eduardo Andrade) at the Finnish Church in London on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 7 pm. The concert focuses on Sibelius’s music for violin for piano, plus the world première of a work inspired by Sibelius composed by Eduardo Andrade. It is part of the official Sibelius 150 schedule of events and will be an exciting and innovative combination of music, photography and taste sensations.
Sibelius One members receive concessionary prices for tickets to this concert. To obtain the promotional code, click here.
The pieces in the concert are going to be performed alongside the seven winning pictures in the Photography Competition ‘The Essence of Finland’. The winners of the competition, whose photographs will be projected during the concert, are:
Janica Candolin – UK (217 votes)
Jenna Mäkinen – UK (154 votes)
Heidi Jakkula – Finland (91 votes)
Wednesday 2.9.2015 at 4.30 pm – Kalevi Aho Hall Jaakko Kuusisto, violin – Heini Kärkkäinen, piano En glad musikant (A Happy Musician) for solo violin, JS 70 Three Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 116 Sonata in F major for violin and piano, JS 178 Five Danses champêtres, Op. 106
Friday 4.9.2015 at 3 pm – Kalevi Aho Hall Sibelius Piano Trio Piano Trio in C major, ‘Lovisa’, JS 208 Piano Trio in D major, ‘Korpo’, JS 209
Saturday 5.9.2015 at 12.30 pm – Kalevi Aho Hall Tempera Quartet Adagio in D minor, JS 12 String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 ‘Voces intimae’ Andante festivo, JS 34a
The Sibelius & Korpo festival, in the Turku archipelago, will take place on 17th–19th July 2015. Held in the small island village where Sibelius spent the summer holiday in 1887, this gem of a festival features concerts in the village’s 13th-century stone church and at Korpo gård, where Sibelius himself made music together with his family and friends in 1887.
Musicians at the 2015 festival include the Flinders Quartet from Melbourne, Australia, leading singers including Hedvig Paulig, Monica Groop and Gabriel Suovanen, the choirs Brahe Djäknar (male voices) and Florakören (women’s voices), and the pianist Folke Gräsbeck, who is also artistic director of the festival. This year’s festival is devoted exclusively to works by Sibelius, including a wide selection of his string quartet music, the Piano Quintet in G minor and the opera Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower) in the composer’s own version with for soloists, choir and piano.
Further information will be posted later. If you are interested in attending the festival please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.