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Lahti Sibelius Festival 2018

Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Dima Slobodeniouk. Photo: © Lahti SO/Juha Tanhua

Programmes and artists – including a guest orchestra and conductor – have been announced for the 2018 Lahti Sibelius Festival.

For more information about the music and about Sibelius One’s group visit to the festival, click here.


Sibelius in Korpo 2015 – update

Korpo Church
Korpo Church

More detailed information is now released for the fourteenth Sibelius in Korpo Festival, to be held on 17th–19th July 2015. This year’s theme is ‘Intimate Voices’. The festival’s artistic director is Folke Gräsbeck.

Friday 17.7.2015 at 8 pm at Korpo gård: Pre-Concert Talk
by Andrew Barnett (General Manager of Sibelius One)

Friday 17.7.2015 at 9 pm at Korpo gård: Evening Concert
Flinders Quartet / Folke Gräsbeck, piano
Molto moderato – Scherzo in E major for string quartet, JS 134 (1885)
String Quartet in E flat major, JS 184
Four Themes for string quartet
Adagio in D minor for string quartet, JS 12
Piano Quintet in G minor, JS 159

Saturday 18.7.2015 at 1 pm at the Sibelius Statue, Korpo village
Welcome speeches by Petri Kirkkomäki (festival director) and Geoffrey Hayes
Vocal ensemble from the Brahe Djäknar choir
Venematka, Op. 18 No. 3
Ej med klagan, JS 69 (arr. Nils-Eric Fougstedt)

Saturday 18.7.2015 at 2 pm at Korpo Church: ‘Voces intimae’
Flinders Quartet
String Quartet in A minor, JS 183
Fugue for Martin Wegelius, JS 85
String Quartet in D minor, ‘Voces intimae’, Op. 56

Saturday 18.7.2015 at 6 pm at Kommunalgården i Korpo: ‘The Maiden in the Tower’
Hedvig Paulig, soprano / Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Dan Karlström, tenor / Jussi Merikanto, baritone
Florakören and Brahe Djäknar choirs, cond. Ulf Långbacka
Folke Gräsbeck, piano
Six Songs, Op. 50 Merikanto/Gräsbeck
Längtan heter min arvedel, Op. 86 No. 2 Paulig/Gräsbeck
I systrar, I bröder, I älskande par! Op. 86 No. 6 Paulig/Gräsbeck
Sångarlön, Op. 86 No. 5 Karlström/Gräsbeck
Törnet , Op. 88 No. 5 Karlström/Gräsbeck
Siltavahti, JS 170b Karlström/Gräsbeck
Svarta rosor, Op. 36 No. 1 (1899) Karlström/Gräsbeck
Vänskapens blomma, JS 215 Groop/Gräsbeck
Hertig Magnus, Op. 57 No. 6 Groop/Gräsbeck
Songs, Op. 72 Nos 3–6 Groop/Gräsbeck
Tanken, duet, JS 192 Paulig/Groop/Gräsbeck
Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower), JS 101 (1896), opera in one act
(arr. for soloists, mixed choir and piano by the composer)

Sunday 19.7.2015 at 9.45 am at Kommunalgården i Korpo
Douglas Sivén᾿s documentary film ‘Sibelius in Korpo’ (in English)

Sunday 19.7.2015 at 11 am at Kommunalgården i Korpo
Douglas Sivéns dokumentärfilm ‘Sibelius i Korpo’ (på svenska)

Sunday 19.7.2015 at 2 pm at Korpo gård: Pre-Concert Talk
‘Sibelius in Australasia᾽ by Geoffrey Hayes

Sunday 19.7.2015 at 4 pm at Korpo gård: Gala Concert
Flinders Quartet
Hedvig Paulig, soprano / Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Folke Gräsbeck, piano
String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 4 (1889–90)
Five Songs, Op. 37 Paulig/Gräsbeck
Serenad, JS 167 Groop/Gräsbeck
Den första kyssen, JS 57 (preliminary version) Groop/Gräsbeck
Jag ville, jag vore i Indialand (preliminary version) *World Première Performance* Groop/Gräsbeck
Im Feld ein Mädchen singt, Op. 50 No. 3 Groop/Gräsbeck
Små flickorna, JS 174 Groop/Gräsbeck
Autrefois, duet, Op. 96b Paulig/Groop/Gräsbeck
Andante festivo for string quartet, JS 34a

Sibelius & Korpo 2015

Korpo Church
Korpo Church

The Sibelius & Korpo festival, in the Turku archipelago, will take place on 17th–19th July 2015. Held in the small island village where Sibelius spent the summer holiday in 1887, this gem of a festival features concerts in the village’s 13th-century stone church and at Korpo gård, where Sibelius himself made music together with his family and friends in 1887.

Korpo gård
Korpo gård

Musicians at the 2015 festival include the Flinders Quartet from Melbourne, Australia, leading singers including Hedvig Paulig, Monica Groop and Gabriel Suovanen, the choirs Brahe Djäknar (male voices) and Florakören (women’s voices), and the pianist Folke Gräsbeck, who is also artistic director of the festival. This year’s festival is devoted exclusively to works by Sibelius, including a wide selection of his string quartet music, the Piano Quintet in G minor and the opera Jungfrun i tornet (The Maiden in the Tower) in the composer’s own version with for soloists, choir and piano.

Further information will be posted later. If you are interested in attending the festival please contact gm@sibeliusone.com.