Monthly Archives: September 2021

New Sibelius book by Daniel Grimley

A new book on Sibelius by Daniel M. Grimley, Jean Sibelius: Life, Music, Silence, has just been published by Reaktion Books.

Daniel Grimley is Professor of Music at the University of Oxford and Douglas Algar tutorial fellow at Merton College. His books include Delius and the Sound of Place (2018).

To quote the publisher’s website: ‘Few composers have enjoyed such critical acclaim – or longevity – as Jean Sibelius, who died in 1957 aged 91. Always more than simply a Finnish national figure, an “apparition from the woods” as he ironically described himself, Sibelius’s life spanned turbulent and tumultuous events, and his work is central to the story of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century music. This book situates Sibelius within a rich interdisciplinary environment, paying attention to his relationship with architecture, literature, politics and the visual arts. Drawing on the latest developments in Sibelius research, it is intended as an accessible and rewarding introduction for the general reader, and also offers a fresh and provocative interpretation for those more familiar with his music.’

Notice of Sibelius One AGM 2021: date change!

Owing to the ongoing coronavirus situation Sibelius One’s Annual General Meeting in 2021 will once again take the form of a Zoom Cloud meeting. To enable more members to take part, we have changed the date and time of this meeting. The new timing is given below:

Annual General Meeting 2021

1 pm BST, 19 September 2021

Equivalent times around the world:
Sydney, Australia: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 at 22:00 AEST
Singapore, Singapore: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 at 20:00 SGT
Helsinki, Finland: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 at 15:00 EEST
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 at 14:00 CEST
London, United Kingdom: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 at 13:00 BST
New York, USA: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 at 08:00 EDT
Los Angeles, USA: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 at 05:00 PDT

To join the meeting:

All members are welcome to join the meeting – click here for link to the Zoom meeting, or to view or download the agenda

We look forward to seeing you on 19 September!


Lahti Sibelius Festival begins

The 2021 Sibelius Festival in Lahti begins today, 2 September 2021, with music by Timo Alakotila and Sibelius’s Kullervo, with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dalia Stasevska.

Audience numbers are restricted by Covid-19 regulations and the pandemic has prevented Sibelius One from organizing its usual group visit to the festival.

Click here for a list of the festival’s programmes.

The main concerts can, however, be seen online at the orchestra’s website/ClassicLive or on YouTube.
Link to the orchestra’s website/ClassicLive:
Link to the orchestra’s YouTube page:

Image from Lahti Symphony Orchestra website