In The Spirit of Sibelius – Sibis Alumni Big Band
Sibis Alumni Big Band honours the Sibelius 150 years jubilee with a concert where they play new big band music inspired by works of Jean Sibelius. Music for the concert has been commissioned from Tim Hagans, Artturi Rönkä, Kari Ikonen, Valtteri Pöyhönen, Mikko Pellinen and Visa-Pekka Mertanen. The composers approach big band music from their own different viewpoints, but the common denominator of their works is their relationship to the music of Sibelius.
Sibis Alumni Big Band
Pope Puolitaival, alto saxophone, flutes
Teemu Takanen, alto saxophone, flutes
Manuel Dunkel, tenor saxophone, clarinet, flutes
Ville Vannemaa, tenor saxophone, clarinet, flutes
Jari Perkiömäki, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Riitta Paakki, piano
Jere Haakana, guitar
Eero Seppä, bass
Tuomas Timonen, drums
Antti Rissanen, conductor
The concert is one of the anniversary events of Sibelius 150 jubilee year.
The concert will be broadcast live at: www.siba.fi/video.