His birthday became Finnish Music Day: Using dance to depict the life of composer Jean Sibelius
Finnish Music Day happens annually on December 8, the birthday of Jean Sibelius, the country’s most famous composer. For the occasion, we revisit action from the recent ballet Sibelius and talk with its choreographer, Jorma Elo.
Finnish playwright’s newest production creates space for exploring social norms
Finnish author and theatre director Saara Turunen is back with The Grapes of Reason, the third play in her Rooms trilogy. It opened at Helsinki theatre Q-teatteri in autumn 2022. English subtitles are available at several performances.
Finnish folk musicians lead listeners in exciting new directions
Finnish folk sounds are grabbing additional audiences with edgy new music, thanks to artists such as Pekko Käppi and Vilma Jää, who combine contemporary styles and technology with age-old traditions and instruments. We talk with them about their musical paths.