Sensational Sibelius Concert Overture discovery

The Avanti! Chamber Orchestra premiered a Concert Overture by Jean Sibelius in Helsinki on 26 May 2022. The concert was broadcast at YLE and it is also available on YouTube. The concert was conducted by Tuomas Hannikainen, who discovered the Sibelius material while studying the manuscript of the opera The Maiden in the Tower. The 12-minute piece is written for small chamber orchestra (1121-2110-02-str, perc: Tamburino, Gran cassa, Piatto, Triangolo). Rental material is available from Fennica Gehrman e.g. via Zinfonia. The score is for sale in our web shop. On our Sibelius page you can browse sample pages of the score and read the editorial.