Online concert: Global Spring: 1st Year Bachelor: Transcultural Ensemble

This six-piece ensemble brings together musicians from Chile, Iraq, Finland, Latvia and Australia

1st year transcultural ensemble

The concert can be watched live for free on Youtube on May 28, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Focusing on the process of intercultural dialogue and collaboration, the musicians explore, exchange and merge diverse musical ideas and approaches, creating a set of original compositions and arrangements of material emerging from four corners of the world.

Ali Haithem, oud, vocals
Vija Moore, marimba, balafon, percussion, violin, vocals
Aarne Toivonen, drum kit, vocals
Artur Uronen, pedal steel, vocals
Loïca Valenzuela, vocals, percussion
Nathan Riki Thomson, double bass, vocals, ensemble teacher

Global Spring 24.–28.5.2021

Global Spring is an annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Department. The Global Music Department embraces pluralistic approaches to sound, culture and identity, creating new hybrid musical spaces through intercultural dialogue and collaboration. Expect a feast of dynamic, innovative and inspiring concerts, featuring performers from around the world celebrating the diversity of our planet.

This year’s festival features performers from countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Mozambique, Portugal and Tanzania. 

Further information: Mirka Rättyä


28.5.2021 klo 17:00 – 18:00


Online concert


Free admission