Sibafest: St Petersburg to Paris – Cordial cross-border relations between Debussy and Stravinsky
“Are you aware of a young Russian musician named Igor Stravinsky? He has an ingenious instinct for using colour and rhythm. I am sure that both he and his music will give you much joy. He lives near you at Clarens. If you have the opportunity to meet him, do not hesitate!” Thus wrote Debussy to a friend in Switzerland in December 1911.
In this concert, violinist Linda Hedlund and pianist Elisa Järvi perform works by Debussy and Stravinsky. Suvi Olavinen recites poems related to the Debussy works and hosts the programme.
Linda Hedlund, violin
Elisa Järvi, piano
Suvi Olavinen, reciter
Sibafest 25.1.–1.2.2020 is an attentive, profound, inquisitive and experimental festival that allows our voices to be heard and to join together. The artistic director of the festival is Aija Puurtinen.