Sibelius Academy/The Juilliard School “Finland 100”
One of the most high profile events in “Finland 100,” the year-long celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Finland’s independence, is a collaboration between two of the world’s top performing arts universities, The Juilliard School of New York and the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki – both consistently included in the top ten such institutions in the QS World University Rankings.
The Sibelius Academy is regarding this latest of its collaborations with music schools around the globe as a catalyst to take its program of such partnerships to an even higher level.
An orchestra comprised of 90 of the schools’ best students – half from each school – will gather in Helsinki on August 22, and will perform a program of Finnish and American music at concerts in Helsinki (August 26), at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm (August 28), and at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York (September 5), all led by Sibelius Academy alumnus Esa-Pekka Salonen.
- The New York Times “The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube” feature remarks on the Sibelius Academy Juilliard School September 5 program at Alice Tully Hall – September 8, 2017
- “Celebrating Sibelius and His Slowly Imparted Secrets” – New York Times review, September 6, 2017
- The Sibelius Academy/Juilliard School “Finland 100” Collaboration Is the Latest International Partnership for Finland’s Music Academy, One of the Finest in the World – Press release
Photo by Heikki Tuuli
Salonen photo by Minna Hatinen, Finnish National Opera and Ballet