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Sakari Oramo to conduct a Sibelius cycle in London

The Barbican Centre, London (Photo: © Romazur / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)

Sakari Oramo will conduct a complete cycle of Sibelius Symphonies and an assoertment of orchestral works with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at London’s Barbican Centre in the 2017–18 season.

The concert series includes a performance on 6 December to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence, featuring the first UK performance of the complete Press Celebrations Music (including Finland Awakes, the original version of Finlandia).

Sakari Oramo has been principal conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 2013, and has recorded a complete Sibelius cycle with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Erato/Warner Classics).

27 September 2017 / 19:30
Richard Strauss Tod und Verklärung
Berg Violin Concerto (Alina Pogotskina violin)
Sibelius Symphony No. 5
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27 October 2017 / 19:30
Schmitt Symphony No 2
Franck Symphonic Variations
Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano)
Sibelius Symphony No. 3
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29 November 2017 / 19:30
Sibelius Symphony No. 6
Anders Hillborg Violin Concerto No. 2 (UK première) (Lisa Batiashvili violin)
Sibelius Symphony No. 4
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6 December 2017 / 19:30
Finland Awakes! – Celebrating Finnish Independence Day
Sibelius Press Celebrations Music (UK première)
Sibelius Cantique and Devotion (Guy Johnston cello)
Sibelius Symphony No. 1
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6 January 2018 / 19:30
Sibelius Symphony No. 7
Sibelius Luonnotar (Anu Komsi soprano)
Aarre Merikanto Ekho (UK première)
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
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London Symphony Orchestra · Spring 2015

London Symphony Orchestra (photo: © Alberto Venzago)
London Symphony Orchestra (photo: © Alberto Venzago)

The London Symphony Orchestra is holding a Discovery Day focusing on Sibelius on Sunday 15th March 2015, including access to the morning rehearsal at the Barbican Hall and an afternoon of insight from experts. The evening concert will include the Second Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Click here for further information and ticket bookings.

Also on the orchestra’s schedule later in the season (28th June) is a performance of the Violin Concerto by Joshua Bell.

Sunday 15th March 2015, 7.30pm (Barbican Hall, London and LSO St Luke’s)
Britten Four Sea Interludes
Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor / Yuja Wang, piano
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Sunday 28th June 2015, 7.30pm (Barbican Hall, London)
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor / Joshua Bell, violin
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Sibelius One members may qualify for discounted prices at these events. Further details will be published when available.