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Lahti Sibelius Festival 2015: piano music programmes

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Programmes have been announced for the two piano concerts in this year’s International Sibelius Festival in Lahti.

Folke Gräsbeck / Tuesday 1st September / 4.30 pm / Kalevi Aho Hall
[Aubade] in A flat major, JS 46
Largo in A major, JS 117 (Kesälahti version)
Andantino in D major ‘Till Emma Kristina Marie-Louise Berndtson. Lulu’
Lento in E major, JS 119
[Polka] ‘Aino’ in C minor
Adagio in E major, JS 13
Thirteen Pieces, Op. 76
Souvenir, Op. 99/3
Moment de valse, Op. 99/7
Five Romantic Compositions, Op. 101
Morceau romantique sur un motif de M. Jacob de Julin, JS 135b
Landscape II (1928–29)

Paavali Jumppanen / Thursday 3rd September / 3 pm / Kalevi Aho Hall
Kyllikki, Op. 41
Five Pieces ‘The Flowers’, Op. 85
Sonatina No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 67/1
Five Characteristic Impressions, Op. 103
Sonatina No. 3 in B flat minor, Op. 67/3

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Festival ‘Sibelius – Golfo del Tigullio’, Italy

Summer view of Rapallo (Panorama estivo di Rapallo, Liguria, Italia), 2008. Photo: © Davide Papalini / ShareAlike 3.0
Summer view of Rapallo (Panorama estivo di Rapallo, Liguria, Italia), 2008. Photo: © Davide Papalini / ShareAlike 3.0

A Sibelius Festival is being arranged in ‘Golfo del Tigullio’ (Liguria, Italy), in October 2015.

The festival celebrates the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth and is organized in collaboration with the Amministrazioni Comunali of Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure and Recco, and supported by the Embassy of Finland in Rome.

Sibelius and his family visited Rapallo in early 1901, and while there he worked on his Second Symphony.

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Lahti International Sibelius Festival 2015: update

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra in the Sibelius Hall. Photo: © Juha Tanhua
The Lahti Symphony Orchestra in the Sibelius Hall. Photo: © Juha Tanhua

The music to be performed at three of the chamber concerts at the 2015 Lahti Sibelius Festival has been announced and is as follows:

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

Please contact us at the latest by 15th December 2014 if you wish to be part of the Sibelius One group at the Festival in 2015, as tickets and hotel rooms are selling out FAST. Further information on the page ‘Visit Finland’.

FinnFestUSA

8th–12th October 2015, Buffalo, New York, USA – FinnFest USA 2015 will take place in Buffalo, New York over a long weekend in October in special celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and the 75th anniversary of the opening of Buffalo’s Kleinhans Music Hall, designed by the Finnish architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen and designated ‘one of the greatest concert halls in the United States’.  FinnFest USA 2015 programming will take place at Kleinhans Music Hall and the Hyatt Regency Buffalo / Hotel and Conference Center. Further information: www.finnfestusa.org/ or info@finnfestusa.org