Helsinki Festival: Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo

Sun 1.9.2024 4 PM
Helsinki Music Centre
Tickets: 17–44 / 15–40 € (Ticketmaster)

Symphony Orchestra of the Royal College of Music (London)
Symphony Orchestra of the Sibelius Academy of University of the Arts Helsinki
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Anu Komsi, soprano

LARA POE: Songs from the Countryside
GUSTAV HOLST: The Planets (with the Helsinki Chamber Choir)

There will be a massive burst of energy from young musicians, when Professor Sakari Oramo brings together the symphony orchestras of two leading music academies, the Royal College of Music from London and the Sibelius Academy of University of the Arts Helsinki. The combined orchestra will perform at Helsinki Festival’s final concert at the Musiikkitalo Concert Hall on 1 September 2024.

The concert programme includes Jean Sibelius’ The Wood Nymph Op. 15, Gustav Holst’s The Planets and Lara Poe’s Songs from the Countryside, which will be sung by soprano Anu Komsi. The Finnish-American and London-based Poe’s brand new suite examines our relationship with animals. The work was written for Anu Komsi. The new work is bookended by giants of Finnish and British music, Sibelius and Holst.