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July 2021 magazine has arrived

Sibelius One’s July 2021 Magazine is now ready and is being despatched to subscribers.
For more information, to add the magazine to your membership or order back issues please click here: https://sibeliusone.com/sibelius-one-magazine/

The new issue contains the following articles:

  • Khadra and Sea Change: Sibelius’s music at Sadler’s Wells – Eija Kurki
  • Sustaining the dramatic arch – Sasha Mäkilä
  • Japanese Rhapsody: Jean Sibelius, Kojiro Kobune and Akira Ifukube – Erik Homenick
  • If you like Sibelius… – Peter Frankland

Sinfonia Tamesa all-Sibelius concert

Sinfonia Tamesa, one of London’s leading amateur symphony orchestras (est. 2001) will give an all-Sibelius concert at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge, London on Saturday 10 November 2018 at 7.30 pm. The conductor will be Tom Hammond.

Programme:
Scenes with Cranes from ‘Kuolema’
Violin Concerto
(soloist: David Le Page)
Symphony No. 2
Tom Hammond

After his selection by Sir Charles Mackerras as the first Junior Fellow in Conducting at Trinity Laban Conservatoire (2006–08), Tom Hammond has developed a rich and musically diverse career. He is currently music director of the Essex, Hertford and St Albans Symphony Orchestras and the award-winning Yorkshire Young Sinfonia. He also holds positions with the Palestine Youth Orchestra and Ingenium Academy International Summer School, and regularly guest conducts with many groups including the Britten Sinfonia Academy and Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 he was appointed conductor emeritus of Sinfonia Tamesa, of which he was music director between 2007 and 2017.

David Le Page

Born on the island of Guernsey, David Le Page began playing the violin at the age of seven. He was offered a place at the Yehudi Menuhin school when he was twelve and has since forged a diverse career as a performer, composer, producer and arranger. He appears regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader and has formed a number of ensembles of his own.

Tickets cost £15 (concessions £10) and can be booked online until 1 hour before the performance begins. Click here to book tickets.
Click here for directions to the concert venue.

Sibelius in Killing Eve

Keen Sibelians watching the hit BBC thriller Killing Eve will no doubt have spotted that music by Sibelius featured in Episode 5, ‘I have at thing about bathrooms’. To accompany the scene where the assassin Villanelle is talking about death while preparing to kill Frank, the opening of Valse triste (slowed-down and stylized) is heard in the background.

Hear it for yourself here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06kcg94/killing-eve-series-1-5-i-have-a-thing-about-bathrooms
The extract from Valse triste is heard at approx. 33’54 until 36’11.

Arts in Residence in Birmingham

Carl Nielsen / Jean Sibelius

A course about Sibelius and Nielsen will be organized by Arts in Residence in Birmingham on 9–11 April 2019 (Tuesday–Thursday).

It will be based at Jurys Inn, Broad Street, Birmingham, and given by Terry Barfoot. Also included is a concert by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Michael Seal, featuring Sibelius’s Third and Nielsen’s Fifth Symphonies along with Mahler songs.

Terry Barfoot writes widely on music for Britain’s leading journals, orchestras,
festivals and record companies. He lectures at venues throughout the country, is
publications consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the director of
Arts in Residence.

Click here for pdf details of this course.

Price: £295.00 per person (twin/double rooms), £320.00 (single rooms) to
include all meals, wine, course fees and accommodation.
Concert tickets are included.
Booking: Arts in Residence, 25, Mulberry Lane, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2QU.
£50.00 per person deposit with booking. (Cheques payable to Arts in Residence.)
Enquiries: 02392 383356
Email: info@artsinresidence.co.uk
www.artsinresidence.co.uk

Sibelius at the BBC Proms 2018

Programmes for the BBC Proms 2018 have been announced, and several popular works by Sibelius are included. All of the concerts listed take place at the Royal Albert Hall.

Click the Prom numbers for links to the BBC Proms website and to book tickets (general booking opening: 19 May 2018).


Tuesday 24 July 2018 at 7.30 pm – Prom 14

Richard Wagner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg – overture
Franz Schubert: Songs
Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Symphony in One Movement
Franz Schubert: ‘Wanderer’ Fantasy (arr.  Liszt)
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7
Elizabeth Watts, soprano
Louis Lortie, piano
BBC Philharmonic / John Storgårds


Sunday 29 July 2018 at 1 pm – Prom 19
Sunday 29 July 2018 at 5 pm – Prom 20

Music by Kerry Andrew, Mason Bates, Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges, Copland, Dvořák, Elgar, Orff, Purcell, Sibelius, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky
Naomi Wilkinson, presenter
Ten Pieces Children’s Choir

BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Rafael Payare
‘Ten Pieces Prom’


Monday 13 August 2018 at 7.30pm – Prom 42

Arvo Pärt: Symphony No. 3
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
Estonian Festival Orchestra / 
Paavo Järvi


Tuesday 21 August 2018 at 7pm – Prom 52 

Rolf Wallin: Violin Concerto (first performance)
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Alina Ibragimova, violin
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Edward Gardner