Wed 20 May, 8pm
The Finnish Embassy organises a Sibelius concert performed by two world famous artists, Mr. Jussi Makkonen who plays Cello and Mr. Rait Karm who plays Piano.
Jussi Makkonen and Rait Karm will perform their unique programme of Jean Sibelius’s music in South East Asia in May 2009.
The concerts will feature compositions by the most famous Finnish composer of all time, Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) and many of his works are to be heard for the first time arranged for violoncello and piano. Jean Sibelius is particularly celebrated for his seven symphonies, but also his symphonic poems and the violin concerto are well-known. He is often cited as one of the leading symphony composers of the 20th century. Sibelius remains the only Finn whose death was honoured with a moment’s silence by the General Assembly of the United Nations. On that occasion, Chairman Sir Leslie Munro pronounced the following: “Sibelius belonged to all the world. He enriched the life of the entire human race with his music.”
Tickets are free of charge and can be picked up at L’Espace
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