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Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mannerheimintie 13a, 00100 Helsinki
Musiikkitalo - Helsinki Music Centre

FRSO with special guest Brett Dean

FRSO with special guest Brett Dean

Brett Dean has chosen Sibelius’s Scene with Cranes as an introduction to his own Fire Music. He experiences the cranes’ mournful lament as a metaphor for both life and death. Fire Music was a reaction to the Australian bushfires in 2009. The Ariel alluded to in the title of his Clarinet Concerto is not the Shakespearean character but refers to a little girl who died of AIDS. Ariel’s Music was one of Dean’s first major works and won an award from the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers.


Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (FRSO)

Brett Dean, conductor

Han Kim, clarinet


Brett Dean: Clarinet Concerto ”Ariel’s music”

Jean Sibelius: Scene with Cranes Op. 44

Brett Dean: Fire Music

Late-Night Chamber Music:

Brett Dean: Night window

Han Kim, clarinet

Brett Dean, viola

Jouko Laivuori, piano

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

21.10.2022 at 19.00

Tickets 9–38€ from Ticketmaster, ticket sales starts 12.8.2022