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
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.
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
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 email@example.com