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In My Beloved’s Garden

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In My Beloved’s Garden: Rautavaara and Sibelius in Song is the name of a doctoral concert of songs and piano pieces by the Australian pianist Aura Go at the Helsinki Music Centre on 5th November 2015.

Aura Go completed her early musical training in Melbourne, Australia, where she studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Australian National Academy of Music. In 2009 she attained her Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, and she is now undertaking doctoral studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

She performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor in her home country, Europe and the USA. She has presented numerous premières, including the first Australian performances of the First and Second Piano Concertos of Einojuhani Rautavaara and solo piano works of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pehr Henrik Nordgren and Galina Ustvolskaya. She has also given world première performances of works by Gordon Kerry, Garth Neustadter and James Rushford.

Where and when
Helsinki Music Centre, 7 pm, 5th November 2015
Tickets €5–€15

Programme:
Rautavaara: Die Liebenden
Sibelius: Kyllikki, Op. 41; Kyssens hopp, Op. 13 No. 2; Våren flyktar hastigt, Op. 13 No. 4; Under strandens granar, Op. 13 No. 1; Die stille Stadt, Op. 50 No. 3; Näcken, Op. 57 No. 8; Jag är ett träd, Op. 57 No. 5; Sehnsucht, Op. 50 No. 2
Rautavaara: Matka;  I min älsklings trädgård
Sibelius: Nocturne, Op. 24 No. 8; Norden, Op. 90 No. 1; Morgonen, Op. 90 No. 3; Sommarnatten, Op. 90 No. 5; Kaiutar, Op. 72 No. 4
Rautavaara: Arias from Aleksis Kivi: Ikävyys; Sydämeni laulu

Performers:
Jenni Lättilä, soprano / Juha Kotilainen, baritone / Aura Go, piano

Further information and tickets: click here.

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Joseph Tong plays Sibelius in Finland

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The renowned British pianist Joseph Tong will perform a selection of Sibelius’s piano works, including the composer’s own transcription of Finlandia, in three recitals at prominent venues in Finland in early September. The works also feature on his from his new CD on the Quartz label.

Joseph Tong studied at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music in London, making his Wigmore Hall début in 1997 as a winner of the Maisie Lewis Young Artists Award.

Sunday 6th September, Helsinki Music Centre, Camerata Hall, 7.00pm http://www.musiikkitalo.fi/en/content/sibelius-150th-anniversary-piano-recital
Sibelius:
Kyllikki, Op. 41
Five Pieces ‘The Trees’, Op. 75
Five Pieces ‘The Flowers’, Op. 85
Five Romantic Pieces, Op. 101
Juha T. Koskinen: Piccarda on the Moon
Sibelius:
Sonatina in F sharp minor, Op. 67 No. 1
Five Esquisses, Op. 114
Two Rondinos, Op. 68
Finlandia, Op. 26

Tuesday 8th September, Ainola, Järvenpää, 6.00pm
A Sibelius piano recital on the composer’s Steinway at Ainola
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Sibelius:
Kyllikki, Op. 41
Five Pieces ‘The Trees’, Op. 75
Five Pieces ‘The Flowers’, Op. 85
Five Romantic Pieces, Op. 101
Sonatina in F sharp minor, Op. 67 No. 1
Five Esquisses, Op. 114
Two Rondinos, Op. 68
Finlandia, Op. 26

Wednesday 9th September, Hämeenlinna Town Hall, 7.00pm
Programme same as 8th September

All the details for these concerts can also be found at  http://www.sibelius150.org/en