On 27 June, Manege will host the second concert in the series “Music of the 20th Century: The Great and the Terrible”, created by the Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg, under the direction of Sergei Stadler. This concert will be devoted to the violin pieces and theatrical music of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
Sibelius’ music was chosen for the interesting reason that he possessed a kind of “visual hearing”. Music was largely visual for him, and it is possible that it is for precisely this reason that his music has such artistic strength. Sibelius’ performances have been included on the soundtracks to over 150 films. The music he composed to accompany dramas is often more dramatic than the play itself; the works of Hjalmar Procop? and Adolf Paul left the stage long ago, but Sibelius’ theatrical suites can still be heard.
Starting on 20 June, tickets can be purchased on Petersburg-Concert’s website and at Manege’s ticket office during museum hours.