Juilliard and Sibelius Academy will jointly mark Finland’s independence in 2017

Posted on: December 19, 2016

“The Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and the world-famous Juilliard School of Music in New York will join forces, forming a joint symphony orchestra to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence,” reads an unsigned Friday (12/16) article at suomifinland.fi (Finland). “The orchestra will perform in Helsinki, Stockholm and New York and will be conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. The joint symphony orchestra will have some 80 members—half of the orchestra will come from the Sibelius Academy and half from Juilliard. The tour programme will feature both Finnish and American music: Four Legends from the Kalevala (Lemminkäinen Suite), Op. 22, by Jean Sibelius, Mania by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Radical Light by Steven Stucky.… Collaboration between the Sibelius Academy and the Juilliard School was launched in 2005 with a visit from the Juilliard orchestra to Helsinki as part of the school’s centenary tour…. The orchestra will give concerts at the Music Centre in Helsinki on 26 August, at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm on 28 August and at Lincoln Center in New York City on 5 September 2017. The orchestra will be conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, an alumnus of the Sibelius Academy.”

Posted December 19, 2016