Sibelius Academy and Juilliard joint symphony orchestra on tour
The Sibelius Academy and The Juilliard School – two of the world’s top music schools – will join forces and form a joint symphony orchestra to celebrate Finland’s centenary.
The student orchestra will give concerts in Helsinki, Stockholm and New York under the great Esa-Pekka Salonen, an alumnus of the Sibelius Academy.
The tour programme combines tradition with youthful enthusiasm, featuring Four Legends from the Kalevala by Jean Sibelius, Mania by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Radical Light by an American composer Steven Stucky, the latter inspired by Sibelius’s symphonies. Jonathan Roozeman, a young Finnish cellist, will appear as the soloist in Salonen’s work.
26 August 2017 in Helsinki, Music Centre
28 August 2017 in Stockholm, Baltic Sea Festival
5 September 2017 in New York City, Lincoln Center