Alternative Sibelius
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Alternative Sibelius
18 December 2015, 7-22 pm.
Korean Cultural Centre, Rue de la Régence 4, Brussels, Belgium
The event is free but please book in advance

Finland’s internationally best-known composer is going wild in his old age. Marking 150 years since the birth of Jean Sibelius, the Alternative Sibelius event is a glorious mishmash of musical instruments and styles, where the ukulele meets the violin and jazz meets classical. Alternative Sibelius truly caters to everyone.

The quirky Sibelius-themed evening kicks off with a ukulele workshop that is open to participants of all ages. Afterwards, a Korean violin and piano duo’s chamber performance will be followed by jazz, as the British-Finnish-Belgian Aftershock take to the stage to perform their own fresh interpretations of Sibelius. The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux is organising the event in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

Places are limited, so please book your place in advance by contacting us on

Alternative Sibelius programme

19:30 Sibelius meets ukulele workshop
20:00 Korean chamber duo performs Sibelius
21:00 Aftershock performs arrangements of Sibelius in the spirit of jazz

Anu Junnonen, vocals
Chris Garrick, violin
Jarmo Julkunen, ukulele, guitar and other instruments
David Gordon, piano
Jani Pensola, double bass

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