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This internationally acclaimed festival will bring together friends of Sibelius’ music from across the globe September 2.9.-5.9.2021, as the Lahti Symphony Orchestra once again invites followers of Finland’s national composer to a wonderful celebration in the acoustically splendid setting of Sibelius Hall. The Artistic Director of the festival is the distinguished Chief Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Dalia Stasevska.

How might Sibelius’s music have sounded on late 19th-century instruments?

Lemminkäinen was played for the first time in 1896. Its background is symbolism, Wagnerian eroticism and archaic, exotic folk music. Behind the alluring orchestration of The Swan of Tuonela are the sacred swans of Wagner’s operas, but the music’s roots are Finnish.

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to make changes to the programmes and timing of concerts if the restrictions are required by the coronavirus infection situation.

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15:00 - 16:00