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A Window to the Finnish Mind – 26th March 2015

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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)
Leon Chia
Henna Kylmälä
Eeva Williamson
Terhi Manuel-Garner

 

Alternative Sibelius

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The Alternative Sibelius series was launched at en event hosted by the Finnish Ambassador, Pekka Huhtaniemi, at his London residence on Friday 13th March 2015. Musicians who performed included Viola Uotila (kantele), Lauri Porra (electric bass), Yona (vocals) and the Jani Pensola Houseband, with Erkki Korhonen, director of the Sibelius Birth Town Foundation .

The Alternative Sibelius events in both England and Finland provide new perspectives on the music of this loved composer in his 150th anniversary year. In addition to music itself, this concert series emphasizes the importance of audience development and cooperates with such distinguished organizations as LSO Discovery, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and the Finnish Church in London.

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Erkki Korhonen presents the book ‘My Sibelius’ to Finnish Ambassador Pekka Huhtaniemi at the launch of the Alternative Sibelius series
For more information click here.

Source: ‘Alternative Sibelius’ information leaflet

Aeon Duo – A Window to the Finnish Mind – Photography Competition: ‘The Essence of Finland’

 

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As previously noted on this site, the Aeon Duo (Essi Kiiski, violin and Eduardo Andrade) will give a concert focusing on Sibelius’s music for violin for piano, plus the world première of a work inspired by Sibelius composed by Eduardo Andrade, at the Finnish Church in London on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 7 pm. The concert will be 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’. These can be photographs of anything related to Finland, e.g. the nature, landscape, buildings, people or pictures that somehow seem to capture the feeling of Finnish culture. Photos must be submitted under the title ‘The Essence of Finland’. The seven photographs will be selected by Aeon Duo and will be posted to Facebook for public voting. The three most liked pictures will receive a composition written specifically to the picture by composer Eduardo Andrade, who has twice composed for pictures exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery of London. The pieces will be recorded by Aeon Duo and sent to the winners privately in digital format.

Contest procedures:

The contest starts on 9th January 2015 at 5:00pm and will close on the 9th February 2015 at 5:00 pm.
Seven pictures will be selected considering two aspects:
– Quality of photography
Relation to the title ‘The Essence of Finland’

How to submit a photo:
Pictures can be submitted to sibeliusphotography@outlook.com. The email should contain the following information:

One single photograph to be considered to the competition (.jpeg format, preferably in high resolution)
Short paragraph explaining the relation of the picture to the title
Contact information: name, country/city and email address

By submitting you grant Aeon Duo the rights to project the picture during the concert and to post it on Aeon Duo’s Facebook Page for voting purposes.

The seven selected photographs will be projected during the concert to a specific piece of the programme. The winners will get a single free ticket for the performance, and all the winners will receive credits in the printed concert programme and be mentioned on the Facebook Page and Essi Kiiski’s website.

A Window to the Finnish Mind · Aeon Duo

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The Aeon Duo (Essi Kiiski, violin and Eduardo Andrade) will give a concert focusing on Sibelius’s music for violin for piano, plus the world première of a work inspired by Sibelius composed by Eduardo Andrade, at the Finnish Church in London on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 7 pm. The concert will be part of the official Sibelius 150 schedule of events and will be an exciting and innovative combination of music, photography and taste sensations.

Further details and information about discounts for Sibelius One members will be announced in January 2015.