OUR STORY

THE ORIGINAL TOUR

The joint ensemble, with the [...] women sporting scarves and the men wearing subtler ties in the blue of the cross on their nation’s flag, was excellent even through the many challenges of the contemporary fare, as only to be expected from such lofty auspices.
— The New York Times

In August 2017, students from The Juilliard School (New York, NY) and Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland) toured in a joint orchestra to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence. The ensemble, led by world-renowned conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, performed in Helsinki, Stockholm and New York to critical acclaim, with praise from The New York Times following the final concert in Alice Tully Hall.

The collaborative project between The Juilliard School and Sibelius Academy – two world-class institutions of unparalleled leadership in artistic education and training – planted the seeds for deep friendships between American and Finnish artists.

The Juilliard-Sibelius Academy joint orchestra receiving applause at the Helsinki Music Center. (Photo: Heikki Tuuli)

The Juilliard-Sibelius Academy joint orchestra receiving applause at the Helsinki Music Center. (Photo: Heikki Tuuli)

TOUR PROGRAM

STEVEN STUCKY Radical Light

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN “Mania”

JEAN SIBELIUS Four Legends from the Kalevala, Op. 22

Encore: JEAN SIBELIUS Valse Triste, Op. 44 No. 1


 

Documentary: “POLTE” by Sibelius Academy