Exploring the Music of Sibelius

The Seattle Symphony commemorates the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius’ birth with a three-week celebration of the great Finnish composer, March 12–28. Performances include all seven Sibelius symphonies, his Violin Concerto and some of his lesser-known chamber works.

How do you hear nature in Sibelius' music?

“Sisu” is the Finnish word for determination, bravery and resilience. In what ways does Sibelius celebrate this Finnish motto in his music?

What are your personal memories of this music? Do your remember your first time hearing or playing his music? Here are some memories from our friends, staff and musicians!

And here’s an excerpt from a live conversation on March 11, 2015, between Seattle Symphony’s Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard and President & CEO Simon Woods. This discussion took place prior to an Open Rehearsal for Symphony donors. Listen to the unedited 30-minute conversation here

More information and tickets can be found here

Posted on March 16, 2015