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News, 11/19/2015

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary
of Sibelius' Birth

Sibelius is recognized as one of the most remarkable symphonists of the 20th century and a reformer of the symphonic form and genre.

Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall in collaboration with the Embassy of Finland celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Sibelius´ birth with a concert and a lecture on 3rd December at 8.30 pm.

Pre-concert lecture by Eero Tarasti:
“How Sibelius Became Sibelius” - Observations and Notes on the Emergence of His Style

- Romance op. 24, No. 9, D flat Major (1901)
- Barcarola op.24, no 10
Eila Tarasti piano

- Illalle (A.V.Forsman-Koskimies), opus 17 no 6 (To the Evening)
- Säf, säf susa (G. Fröding), opus 34 no 4  (Ingalill)
- Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings mote (J.L.Runeberg), opus 37 no 1 (The Tryst)
- Jag är  trädet (E. Josephson), opus 57 no 5 (The Tree)
- Var det en dröm (J. J Wecksell), opus 37 no 4 (Was it a dream)
- Demanten på marssnön, opus 36 no 6 (Diamond on a March snow)

Laura Pyrrö soprano, Eila Tarasti piano       

- Quintet in G minor for Piano and String Quartet
Ensemble of the Helsinki University Music Society: Petrus Laitinmäki, 1st violin - Elias  Lassfolk, 2nd violin - Mikko Metsälampi, viola - Holger Kaasik, cello - Eero Tarasti, piano

Jean Sibelius

Lecture: “Sibelius and Greece”
(7 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

In collaboration with the Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri” of the Friends of Music Society

A discussion between Eero Tarasti and Greek musicologists and musicians, about the influence of Sibelius on Greek composers. In the discussion are participating among others, Byron Fidetzis, conductor, and Professor Dimitris Yiannou.
Place: Multipurpose Room of the Friends of Music Society Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri”. Free entrance.

Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall
Sibelius 150 years

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