Sibelius Academy announces its event schedule for autumn 2018
The autumn season will be kicked off with the Young Artist of the Summer series on 16 August, when saxophonist Kalle Oittinen, together with his friends, will perform duo sonatas composed for saxophone. The remaining concerts in the series will take place between 21 and 30 August at the Helsinki Music Centre.
Next up in the autumn schedule are two jazz concerts by the Sibelius Academy Choir, one at Järvenpää Hall on 24 August and the other at the Helsinki Music Centre on 25 August. The choir, established in autumn 2016, will perform choir music with big band influences with Danish Professor Jesper Holm as its conductor.
One of the most interesting events of this autumn will be the first musical concert put together by the eleven Uniarts Helsinki students who are studying within the musical theatre study module. These future musical theatre professionals will perform dramatised scenes from a variety of musicals, representing different styles and eras, on 18 December in the Black Box Hall of the Helsinki Music Centre.
French orchestra music and opera
Greek-born Kornilios Michailidis will conduct the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra in a performance on 29 September in the Concert Hall of the Helsinki Music Centre. The concert will form a part of Michailidis’ master’s degree. The concert will feature a generous selection of music by French composers. The French theme will continue in a concert by Academy Woodwinds at the Töölö Church on 26 October with Petri Komulainen as the conductor.
The Sibelius Academy’s Opera Programme has chosen Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia for its autumn 2018 production. The opera will be directed by UK-born Victoria Newlyn, and the performances will run from 16 to 23 November in the Sonore Hall of the Helsinki Music Centre.
Festivals for fans of jazz, pop and folk music
This year, the DIG. festival will focus on some of the most interesting contemporary vocalists from the top of the global jazz scene. The festival is organised every autumn by the Department of Jazz, and this time it will run from 3 to 5 October in the Black Box Hall of the Helsinki Music Centre. The line-up for DIG. Voice features René Marie (USA), Sinne Eeg Group (DEN), Christie Dashiell Quartet (USA), Luiz Murá & Gustav Lundgren (BRA/SWE), Gustav Lundgren feat. Peter Asplund, Mikko Helevä & Jussi Lehtonen (SWE/FIN), and Riikka Keränen Resonance (FIN).
Making sure that the academy’s festival traditions stay strong, the event schedule also includes music technologists’ very own MuTeFest’18, as well as Global Fest arranged by the Degree Programme in Global Music. MuTeFest will take over the Helsinki Music Centre and Kaiku Club on 26–30 November, while Global Fest can be seen and heard at the Helsinki Music Centre on 3–5 December.
Production Manager Miisa Järvi
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