- This event has passed.
ANNIVERSARY CONCERT OF FINNISH INDEPENDENCE DAY
Tuomela – Raitio – Sibelius – Sibelius
The Lahti Symphony Orchestra celebrates the centenary of Finland’s independence with the première of a piece by a Finnish composer: our Independence Day concert includes a work commissioned by the orchestra, Tapio Tuomela’s Crossroads. We travel back into Finland’s hundred-year history with the modernist Väinö Raitio’s Moonlight on Jupiter. Also in this concert conducted by the orchestra’s principal conductor Dima Slobodeniouk is music by Finland’s national composer Jean Sibelius, Lemminkäinen in Tuonela, and the performance ends – as indeed it should – with Finlandia.
During the 2017–18 concert season, small ensembles from the Lahti Conservatory will perform in the Forest Hall before the evening concerts. These ‘Preludes in the Forest Hall’ performances start half an hour before the main concerts begin. The instrumental combinations and programmes will vary from one performance to the next. Free admission.