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Sibelius Festival

A New Year's Celebration

Fri Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

Orchestra Hall

~2 hrs including a 20 min intermission

This isn’t your typical New Year’s concert. It’s the beginning of a much-anticipated festival honoring the music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and showcasing Music Director Osmo Vänskä in his acclaimed role as “our greatest living Sibelian” (Sunday Times, London). It’s your chance to hear two of Sibelius’ greatest symphonies, two works never before played at Orchestra Hall, and the glistening tone of soprano Helena Juntunen, all while ringing in 2022 with the Minnesota Orchestra.

A Few Things to Know

  • Finnish soprano Helena Juntunen is featured on the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä’s recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
  • After the December 31 concert, help us count down to midnight! Enjoy vintage jazz from Belle Amour and a complimentary Champagne toast.
  • Set a New Year’s resolution to hear all seven of Sibelius’ symphonies live and reach your goal by January 15!



    Symphony No. 7


    Autumn Evening


    Hertig Magnus




    Symphony No. 2


Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä

Music Director

Helena Juntunen


Accessibility Services

  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large Print Programs
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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