Esa-Pekka Salonen on Sibelius & Finland’s Independence Movement

Art and music were central to the development of Finnish national identity and helped to bring together different cultures under a single Finnish flag. Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Conductor & Esa-Pekka Salonen shares composer Jean Sibelius's role in Finnish nation building in this film shot on location in Finland in the summer of 2017.

Finland turns 100 on 6 December 2017. Celebrate with the Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen in a special, all-Sibelius concert at London's Southbank Centre on Thursday 7 December, 7:30pm.

Stay after the main concert for FREE post-concert folk music:

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