Sensational Sibelius Concert Overture discovery

The Avanti! Chamber Orchestra premiered a Concert Overture by Jean Sibelius in Helsinki on 26 May. The concert was broadcast at YLE and it is also available on YouTube. The Masked Musicians concert is 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. Rental material will be available from Fennica Gehrman.