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Sibelius One in concert

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Fenella Humphreys · Sam Armstrong · Anton Kukkonen (photo: © Sibelius One)

The first concert organized by Sibelius One featured Fenella Humphreys (violin), Anton Kukkonen (cello) and Sam Armstrong (piano) in a selection of Sibelius’s chamber music for solo instrument, duo and trio. The event, eagerly anticipated, was enthusiastically received by a capacity audience. The programme focused on works with special personal significance for Sibelius and on music written for or inspired by members of his family: his wife Aino, his brother Christian and his daughter Kirsti. Three of the pieces were UK premières (Andante molto in B minor for cello and piano, Polka ‘Aino’ for piano and En glad musikant for solo violin).

The concert took place at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence in London on 10th June 2015 (Sibelius’s 123rd wedding anniversary), in the presence of Ambassador and Mrs Pekka Huhta­niemi. Also present was Erkki Korhonen, director of the international ‘Sibelius 150’ project.

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The Finnish Ambassador’s Residence in London, on one of the most prestigious residential streets in the world, was built in 1850–51, and has been home to the Finnish Ambassador since 1955.

Sibelius One is grateful to Ambassador and Mrs Huhtaniemi, the Finnish Embassy in London and the Sibelius Society of Finland for their generous practical and financial assistance.

 ——————— Programme ——————— 
Vattendroppar [Water Drops], JS 216, for violin & cello
Four Pieces, Op. 78, for violin & piano
Andante molto in B minor (1888–89) for cello & piano First UK performance
Sonatina in E major, Op. 80, for violin & piano
Malinconia, Op. 20, for cello & piano
[Polka] ‘Aino’ in C minor (1902–05) for piano First UK performance
Souvenir, Op. 99 No. 3) for piano
Four Pieces, Op. 115 (1929) for violin & piano
En glad musikant [A Happy Musician], JS 70, for violin solo First UK performance
La pompeuse marche d’Asis, JS 116, for piano trio

Concert at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence (update)

This event is now sold out

Fenella Humphreys (photo: © Ian Stark) / Sam Armstrong (photo: © Balazs Borocz/Pilvax Studio)
Fenella Humphreys (photo: © Ian Stark) / Sam Armstrong (photo: © Balazs Borocz/Pilvax Studio)

The  all-Sibelius concert at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence in London on Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 6.30 pm, given by Fenella Humphreys, violin, Anton Kukkonen, cello, and Sam Armstrong, piano, is now sold out. (In fact, there is a waiting list for tickets!)

The concert is arranged by Sibelius One with the generous support and assistance of the Finnish Embassy in London.

Drinks and canapés will be served.

Tickets cost £12 (concessions and Sibelius One members: £8). If you have ordered tickets but not yet sent payment, please note that payment can be made to Sibelius One either
– by internet banking (sort code 54-10-27, account number 13655558) or
– by cheque payable to Sibelius One (send to: 6 Chichester Drive West, Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8SH)
As payment reference please use your name and the word ‘tickets’.
Tickets cannot be issued until payment is received. Tickets will be personalized so please make sure to provide the names and postal address of all those who will attend.

The address of the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence is 14 Kensington Palace Gardens,
London W8 4QP

Concert at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence

Fenella Humphreys (photo: © Ian Stark) / Sam Armstrong (photo: © Balazs Borocz/Pilvax Studio)
Fenella Humphreys (photo: © Ian Stark) / Sam Armstrong (photo: © Balazs Borocz/Pilvax Studio)

There will be an all-Sibelius concert at the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence in London on Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 6.30 pm, given by Fenella Humphreys, violin, Anton Kukkonen, cello, and Sam Armstrong, piano.

The theme of the concert is ‘Sibelius and Family’, and the event takes place on the composer’s 123rd wedding anniversary.

Aino and Jean Sibelius (photo: © Santeri Levas / Finnish Museum of Photography)
Aino and Jean Sibelius (photo: © Santeri Levas / Finnish Museum of Photography)

The programme will include works for violin and piano: the Four Pieces, Op. 78 (including the famous F major Romance), E major Sonatina and Four Pieces, Op. 115. Cello pieces will include Malinconia, and all three performers will come together to end the concert with La pompeuse Marche d’Asis. Expect also some intriguing rarities and several UK premières.

The concert is arranged by Sibelius One with the generous support and assistance of the Finnish Embassy in London.

Drinks and canapés will be served.

Tickets cost £12 (concessions and Sibelius One members: £8) and can be ordered from gm@sibeliusone.com
Tickets will be personalized so please include the names and postal address of all those who will attend.
Payment can be made to Sibelius One either
– by internet banking (sort code 54-10-27, account number 13655558)
– by cheque payable to Sibelius One (send to: 6 Chichester Drive West, Saltdean, Brighton BN2 8SH)
As payment reference please use your name and the word ‘tickets’.

The address of the Finnish Ambassador’s Residence is 14 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QP