Sibelius Academy, Juilliard School & Esa-Pekka Salonen
The Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and New York's world-famous Juilliard School are joining forces to form a joint symphony orchestra to celebrate the centenary of Finland's independence. The orchestra will be conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, an alumnus of the Sibelius Academy. The programme combines tradition with youthful enthusiasm and features Four Legends from the Kalevala by Jean Sibelius, Mania by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Radical Light by American composer Steven Stucky, the latter inspired by Sibelius's symphonies. Jonathan Roozeman, a young Finnish cellist, will appear as the soloist in Salonen's work.