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Introducing Sibelius

Watch our short introduction to Sibelius's The Swan of Tuonela

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Royal Festival Hall 2014/15

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Folklore and legend

Vänskä conducts Sibelius

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Sibelius The Bard
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Sibelius Lemminkäinen Suite (Four Legends of the Kalevala)

Osmo Vänskä conductor
Alexandra Soumm violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra

At the dawn of the 20th century, a wave of artistic activity swept through Finland in the hope that a creative awakening would lead to independence from Russia. Like many others, Jean Sibelius turned to the country’s folk poetry, creating four symphonic poems on the story of Lemminkäinen, a Don Juan-like figure from Finnish folklore who met with a savage death only for his dismembered body to be reassembled and revived by his mother. Osmo Vänskä, one of the greatest living exponents of Sibelius’s music, conducts works by his compatriot including the four Lemminkäinen ‘legends’ imbued with a sense of light and momentum, alongside the dark, melodic Violin Concerto.

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You can benefit from discounted tickets to this concert through our NOISE scheme. Students are eligible for £4 tickets and under 26 year olds are eligible for £8 tickets (ID required). Plus, join us after the concert for a free beer, courtesy of the Orchestra’s Principal Beer Sponsor, Heineken.

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