As we embark on our final week of Luminous Landscapes, here’s a recap of the opening week.
Sibelius’ own recipe, with plenty of vodka, of course.
Simon Woods accepts the inaugural Finlandia Foundation Award of Excellence from Finlandia Foundation National President Ossi Rahkonen. Finnish Ambassador to the U.S. Ritva Koukko-Ronde looks on.
Concertgoers enjoy the Sibelius exhibit in the Grand Lobby.
Sibelius Festival patrons share their personal reflections in the Grand Lobby.
Finlandia Foundation National President Ossi Rahkonen, conductor Thomas Dausgaard, Ambassador Ritva Koukko-Ronde, Sibelius 150 Jubilee Committee member and Finlandia Foundation National Trustee Marja Kaisla, Simon Woods, Finlandia Foundation National Trustee Satu Mikkola.
Guests enjoy Thomas Dausgaard’s comments at post-concert reception honoring Finnish guests.
From Left to Right: Seattle Symphony musicians Meeka Quan DiLorenzo, Susan Gulkis Assadi and Mikhail Shmidt with Finnish Ambassador to the U.S. Ritva Koukko-Ronde and Ruusamari Teppo, the great-granddaughter of Jean Sibelius.
Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard conducting the Seattle Symphony in Sibelius Symphony No. 1.
All photos by Brandon Patoc Photography.
Posted on March 23, 2015READ MORE BEYOND THE STAGE