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Sibelius Festival

From 22/09/2017 to 15/10/2017 - Santa Margherita Ligure

The 3rd edition of Sibelius Festival Golfo del Tigullio and Riviera, created in 2015 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius will take place in the Tigullio Gulf, in Santa Margherita Ligure, Zoagli and Chiavari, and i the Paradiso Gulf, in Recco, Sori and Bogliasco, from September 22 to October 15, 2017.

The famous Finnish composer in the early years of last century chose Rapallo and the Tigullio Gulf as a place of residence and artistic inspiration.

The program of the Festival will be characterized by important concerts, all with free admission, and interesting conferences about Sibelius and Finland, which will take place in prestigious locations of the Italian Riviera.

For more information about the Festival and Sibelius works: www.sibeliusfestival.com
To book your stay in Portofino Coast during Sibelius Festival please send us an email: info@portofinocoast.it

Here following the complete program:
22 September - ore 21.00 - Sala "Spazio Aperto" in S. Margherita Ligure
Sibelius e il Golfo del Tigullio - conference by Federico Ermirio, composer and artistic director of Sibelius Festival

29 September - h. 21.00 - Villa Durazzo in S. Margherita Ligure
Inauguration concert - musics by Grieg, Sibelius, Ermirio, Rautavaara - Folke Gräsbeck, piano

30 September - h. 21.00 - Oratorio di Sant'Erasmo in Sori
Soprano Recital - music by Grieg, Sibelius, Catalani, Puccini - Daria Masiero, soprano - Gisella Dapueto, piano

1 October - h. 15.30 - San Giovanni Battista church in Recco
Wind Orchestra - music by Grieg, Sibelius, Holst, De Haan, Elgar, Čajkovskij - Filarmonica "Gioacchino Rossini", Marco Capurro and Alessandro Balboni, directors

6 October - h. 17.00 - Sala "Spazio Aperto" in S. Margherita Ligure
Irlanda: luci, colori, suoni - conference (only in Italian) by Simon Falvo, Editor

6 October - h. 21.00 - Villa Durazzo in S. Margherita Ligure
Piano Quintets - music by Ermirio, Berg, Sibelius - New Helsinki Quartet feat. Folke Gräsbeck, piano

7 October
- h. 21.00 - San Martino church in Zoagli
String Quartets - music by Berg, Kokkonen, Sibelius - New Helsinki Quartet

8 October - h. 21.00 - Oratorio di San Martino in Recco
String Quartets - music by Sibelius, Webern, Kaipanen, Beethoven - New Helsinki Quartet

12 October - h. 21.00 - Chiavari (location to be defined)
Viola Recital - music by Sibelius, Bax, Brahms - Kate Hamilton, viola - Andrea Carcano, piano

13 October - h. 17.00 - Sala "Spazio Aperto" in S. Margherita Ligure
Il cinema finlandese prima di Kaurismäki - conference (only in Italian) by Hilla Okkonen, culture coordinator at Finnish Ambassy in Rome

13 October - h. 21.00 - Villa Durazzo in S. Margherita Ligure
Piano Recital - music by Prokofiev, Nielsen, Sibelius, Feldman - Andrea Carcano, piano

14 October - h. 17.00 - Council Hall of S. Margherita Ligure Municipality
Sotto la stella polare: 100 anni di indipendenza - conference (only in Italian) by Ferruccio Tammaro, musicologist; with special appearance by Janne Taalas, Finnish Ambassador in Rome

14 October - h. 21.00 - San Siro church in S. Margherita Ligure
Symphonic Concert - music by Barber, Sibelius - Symphonic Orchestra of 'Giacomo Puccini' Conservatory in La Spezia, Giovanni Di Stefano director

15 October - h. 18.00 - Sala Piero Bozzo in Bogliasco
Viola Recital - music by Sibelius, Bax, Brahms - Kate Hamilton, viola - Andrea Carcano, piano