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Osmo Vänskä conducts the music of Sibelius

Colourful myths and legends

This is a program of original and profound music with elemental forces, raging outside and within.

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Venue
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Adult tickets from $50, concessions available
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*Booking fee of $8.95 may apply.

Duration

The concert will end at approximately 10pm. Latecomers might be admitted during a suitable break in the performance and will be guided to first available seats.

Pre-Concert

Join us for the pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the performance in the Northern Foyer by Phillip Sametz.

Concert Guide

Behind every great piece is a great story. Have a read through the concert guide to get all the details.

Sibelius’ music is intimately connected to the expansive beauty of his native Finland. His poetic notes hang in the air like snowflakes; with wind whistling through frozen forests, the music is a sensory delight.

Conductor Osmo Vänskä is universally acknowledged as 'our greatest living Sibelian' (Sunday Times) — his interpretations of his countryman’s music hailed for their 'marvellous energy and dramatic fire' (The Guardian). For this event, Vänskä has chosen pieces that bring to life Finnish myths and legends through Sibelius' rich and evocative soundworld: the creation of the world in Luonnotar and the heroic Lemminkäinen Suite including the beloved The Swan of Tuonela.

Vänskä is joined by acclaimed Finnish soprano Helena Juntunen for a selection of five songs inspired by Finnish folklore. Juntunen 'commands her audience’s attention' with a 'shimmering stream of glistening tone' (Bachtrack), and is the ideal singer for these heartfelt, richly textured works.

Does love burn brighter in a cold place? Discover the answer in this special Sydney Symphony celebration of Sibelius and the beauty of his homeland.

Program

SIBELIUS
Pohjola's Daughter
Three Songs:
Höstkväll
Hertig Magnus
Våren flyktar hastigt

The Bard
Luonnotar
Lemminkäinen Suite

Artists

OSMO VÄNSKÄ conductor
HELENA JUNTUNEN soprano

Series Presenting Partner

Emirates

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