Sibafest: Flok & Liisa Kivinen

The concert Turning Points will feature works adapted by Liisa Kivinen for the vocal ensemble Flok

The theme of the concert is the arc of one human relationship and its turning points. The concert engages with the emotions that arise when meeting a new person, when the connection deepens, and when ultimately one lets them go. The pieces are joined together with composed and improvised bridges. Between the songs, the audience hears a journal-like text that serves to intertwine the songs together. Liisa Kivinen performs as the concert’s soloist.

Flok is a new and fresh “a cappella pop” group from Helsinki. The ensemble writes its own music and creates interesting new arrangements of top pop songs. With its music, the ensemble enriches the genre of pop a cappella, aiming to make this type of music more diverse within Finland. In summer 2023, the ensemble won both the Amplified Ensemble category and the public vote at the internationally renowned Tampere Contest for Vocal Ensembles.

Further information: Anna Huuskonen,

The doors will open 15 minutes before the event starts. Places are filled in the order of arrival.

Sibafest 26–27 Jan 2024

On 26–27 Jan, the main event of Sibelius Academy’s Sibafest will fill out the Helsinki Music Centre. The festival kicks off a year packed with a thousand concerts. At Sibafest, you can follow the rehearsals for the Marriage of Figaro, try out the organ, peek behind the scenes of the symphony orchestra and participate in a techno concert and panel discussions.

Now taking place for the tenth time, Sibafest is the biennial main event of the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. The event presents the Academy’s internationally top-quality concert activities. The main parts are played by the Sibelius Academy’s own students and teachers and well as the audience themselves – both together and separately.

Read more about Sibafest.

Mannerheimintie renovation project

Access to the Musiikkitalo from the direction of Mannerheimintie will be difficult. We recommend that you allow enough time for your arrival and use the entrance on the side of Kansalaistori if possible. According to current information, the entrance to Mannerheimintie will also remain in use throughout the renovation, but pedestrian routes can be challenging at times.

We recommend following the official information channels of the renovation project, where you can find the most up-to-date information.


27.1.2024 at 15:00 – 15:50


Black Box

Mannerheimintie 13

00100 Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre


Free admission, places are filled in the order of arrival

Further information

The doors will open 15 minutes before the event starts.

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