A Special Concert Celebrating Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius’ 150th Anniversary
Duration: 95 min., with intermission
In celebration of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ 150th birth anniversary, the Israel Festival is proud to present a tribute concert featuring the Finnish violinist Petteri Iivonen in collaboration with the Mendi Rodan Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Academy Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Academy Student Choir, and the Jerusalem Conservatory Hasasdna Wind Orchestra. Iivonen, who has played with the best orchestras on the world’s most prestigious international stages, is the recipient of the 2010 Sibelius Competition Prize for his “highly controlled and sensitive performance.” Iivonen will perform as a soloist in a Violin Concerto by Sibelius. The evening will also include the following pieces: Snöfrid for speaker (Susanne Millner), choir and orchestra; Suite No. 2 from Peer Gynt; and “1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky.
* In collaboration with the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
 * Co-sponsored by The Sibelius Association, Helsinki, Finland
*With the support of the Finnish Embassy
Participants: The Mendi Rodan Symphony Orchestra (Musical Director: Eitan Globerson) The Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir (Musical Director: Stanley Sperber) | The Jerusalem Academy Student Choir (Musical Director: Stanley Sperber) | Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna Wind Orchestra (Musical Director and Conductor: Sagit Mazuz) Soloist: Petteri Iivonen.

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