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One must live every note



‘One must live every note’, a major Sibelius exhibition at the National Museum of Finland (Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki) is running from 16th October 2016 until 13th March 2016.

The theme of the exhibition is the life of Jean Sibelius seen through his music and compositions. It features almost 130 artefacts and coincides with the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth. Among the items on display are original music manuscripts, sheet music and concert programmes from the National Library as well as letters and bills of exchange from the National Archives. Also on display are suits and dresses that belonged to Jean and Aino Sibelius from the National Museum and artefacts from Ainola.

The exhibition is a joint effort between the National Museum, National Library, National Archives and Ainola. The Finnish Literature Society has issued a trilingual exhibition publication One must live every note, which is available in the museum shop. Public events are also linked to the exhibition.

The exhibition publication One must live every note is written by Fabian Dahlström, Veijo Murtomäki, Leif Segerstam, Marja Pohjola and Taina Tammenmaa from the National Archives, Jouni Kuurne from the National Museum, Hilkka Helminen from Ainola, and editors of the Jean Sibelius Works critical edition: Kari Kilpeläinen, Anna Pulkkis, Tuija Wicklund, Timo Virtanen and Sakari Ylivuori. The book is published by SKS and is also available direct from the publisher (click here).


The exhibition is located in rooms 127–132 on the first floor of the National Museum.
Directions, opening hours, admission prices: click here.

Further information:
National Museum of Finland website: click here.
– Curator Aino-Maija Kaila tel. +358 295 33 6362, aino-maija.kaila@kansallismuseo.fi
– Keeper Jouni Kuurne tel. +358 295 33 6381, jouni.kuurne@kansallismuseo.fi
– Curator Outi Flander tel. +358 295 33 6383, outi.flander@kansallismuseo.fi

Source: National Museum of Finland

Peter Fischerbauer’s ‘Wiener Musikzimmer’


Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 4

The Munich-born painter Peter Fischerbauer, in collaboration with the cellist Liina Leijala, is mounting an exhibition, ‘Wiener Musikzimmer – na Sumave / im Böhmerwald’ to mark the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth. In retrospective he follows Sibelius’s study year in Vienna. Paintings in the exhibition are inspired by Sibelius Fourth and Fifth Symphonies.

The exhibition runs from 16th to 20th August 2015, each day from 4 pm until 8 pm./
Venue: Pavillon 1 Otto-Wagner-Spital, 1140 Wien, Baumgartner Höhe 1, Austria

Further information (in German): click here.

Symphony No. 5
Symphony No. 5

Exhibition at Helsinki’s Academic Bookshop


Six simultaneous photo exhibitions by Aho & Soldan and Claire Aho: Sibelius & Images of Finland will open at the Academic Bookstore, Keskuskatu 1, Helsinki, in June 2015.

The exhibition will be opened at a private ceremony on on 3rd June 2015 by the wife of the President of the Republic of Finland, Mrs Jenni Haukio.

The exhibition is a sister exhibition to the five photo exhibitions also named Claire Aho: Sibelius & Images of Finland which opened at the Helsinki AIrport, Terminal 2, gate 37 on 15th January. It will run until  31st December 2015.

Click HERE for the exhibition flyer.

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Source: Aho & Soldan / Jussi Brofeldt

Aino Sibelius Exhibition in Järvenpää


Järvenpää Art Museum is organizing the first ever exhibition about Jean Sibelius’s wife, Aino Sibelius. The exhibition runs from 1st March to 4th October 2015.

This unique exhibition tells the story of Aino Sibelius and highlights her significance for the art of Jean Sibelius. The exhibition displays personal items that belonged to Aino (most of them never revealed before), some of Aino’s handcrafts and interior designs, photographs, art and audiovisual material.

The exhibition brings out the meaning of family and home as an inspiration and support for artistic work. The role of women in taking care of everyday tasks was significant in the artist community of Lake Tuusula.

The music of Sibelius and his peaceful working environment meant everything to Aino. There was strength, incorruptibility and idealism in her character. ‘Write symphonies!’ she encouraged Sibelius even amid financial troubles. The garden was a great refreshment and a subject for constant care for Aino Sibelius. The garden’s floral splendour was a delight for her, its vegetables were food for the family, and her apples won awards.

More information about Aino Sibelius (© Järvenpää Art Museum): click here.


Järvenpää Art Museum, Kirjastokatu 8, FIN-04400 Järvenpää, Finland

Opening hours:
March-April: Wed-Sun 10–17
May-October: Tue-Sun 11–18

Admission fees
Adults €6 / OAPs €5 / Children, students, unemployed €2

Information and guided tour bookings
Phone: +358 40 315 3881 / e-mail taidemuseo@jarvenpaa.fi
Website and further info here.
Guided tours can be arranged in English.

Source and photo copyrights: © Järvenpää Art Museum

Photo Exhibition at Helsinki Airport


Finavia has opened a unique photography exhibition, ‘Sibelius & Images of Finland’ inspired by Sibelius 150th anniversary, at the airport art gallery.

The exhibition presents rare photographs of Sibelius at his home, Ainola, as well as the documentary film ‘Jean Sibelius at home’.

Ville Haapasaari, airport director, says that Finavia wanted to recognise the anniversary of the birth of the Finnish master composer in an impressive manner.  ‘For many international passengers, Helsinki Airport is the first and sometimes only point of contact with our country. The airport could even be called the calling card of Finland.  These kinds of exhibitions are a good way of highlighting Finnish culture and art to an international audience’, Haapasaari said  at the inauguration of the exhibition.

Unique photographs of Finland and Helsinki from 1920s up to 1960s
The exhibition at the airport presents the variety of the output and the significant life work of three Finnish artists: Heikki Aho, Björn Soldan and Claire Aho. Sibelius photos are part of a larger exhibition with different five themed exhibitions totalling 230 photos. In addition to the Sibelius exhibition, Aho and Soldan’s themed exhibitions ‘Views of Helsinki in the 1930s’ and vintage art photographs from Centre Pompidou’s ‘The light of the North’ collection are exhibited.

Claire Aho’s photos take the viewers to Helsinki in 1968, and the fashion, advertisement and magazine photos in the ‘Studio Works’ themed exhibition recall the nostalgic mood of the 1950s.

Aho and Soldan’s output has opened new perspectives on Finnish everyday life, history and the industrialisation of  society; they have affected the image we have of the modern Finland. Heikki Aho’s daughter Claire Aho started as a documentary film-maker in the late 1940s. Claire Aho is also a pioneer of Finnish colour photography.

‘Sibelius & Images of Finland’ will be open until the end of 2015. Admission is free 24/7 to all passengers departing or arriving via the gate area 32–38.

For additional information, please contact:
Finavia Corp, Media Desk tel. +358 20 7082002, comms@finavia.fi
The exhibition brochure can be downloaded at Finavia’s web-site:
Home page of Aho & Soldan
Home page of Claire Aho

Source: Finavia Press Release, 3.3.2015

Sibelius Exhibition in Berlin

Jean_sibelius 1913

To accompany the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s concerts featuring the complete Sibelius symphonies and Violin Concerto, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, an exhibition is taking place from 28th January until 9th February in the foyer of the Berlin Philharmonie. The exhibition, named JEAN SIBELIUS – die Musik, der Künstler, der Mensch (Jean Sibelius – the music, the artist, the man) has been prepared by the Finnland-Institut in Berlin.

Opening times: Mon– Fri, 15.00–18.00, Sat/Sun 11.00–14.00 and together with concerts in the Philharmonie

Source: Berliner Philharmoniker

Sibelius and the World of Art

Helsinki’s Ateneum Art Museum is mounting a special exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

The exhibition explores the links between the composer’s work and the art scene of his time, covering Sibelius’s youth and his international breakthrough, fantasies and myths about the famous composer, as well as his symphonic landscapes and nature motifs. The portraits in the exhibition show us the composer both as a young genius and as the subject of the unique Sibelius Monument of the late 1960s.

The exhibition runs from 17th October 2014 until 22nd March 2015, and is produced by the Ateneum Art Museum in collaboration with the Ainola Foundation. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Read more here: Sibelius and the World of Art