The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts presents a musicological conference about the great Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius (1865-1957).
There will be talks on different aspects about Sibelius as a composer by Philip Bullock (Wadham College, University of Oxford), Daniel Grimley (Merton College, University of Oxford), Francis Maes (Ghent University), Tomi Mäkelä (Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg) and Timo Virtanen (University of Helsinki). After the talks there will be a panel as well as general discussion with the public.
Later on during the evening, there will be a concert where Janne Mertanen (piano) will play a Sibelius recital:
In Mournful mood op.103/5
Fünf Skizzen op.114
-Lied im Walde
Piece enfantine op.76/8
Five pieces for piano op.75
-När rönnen blommar
-Den ensamma furan
The symposium is initiated and supported by the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. It is held in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius.
All of the program of the symposium will be in English. Registration and more detailed information of the day can be found closer to the event at www.kvab.be
Photo © Santeri Levas