The finale lives on
A documentary is being made alongside Grande Finale.
The festival will live on and become a documentary about musical relationships.
When Sakari Oramo ends his 13 years as Chief Conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in May with the Sibelius Festival, all the concerts will be filmed and livestreamed.
The concerts can be seen on Konserthuset Play, but Konserthuset is also producing a unique documentary – a film portrait of Sakari Oramo and his musical career, and particularly his relationship to the music of his compatriot Jean Sibelius.
The film Oramo & Sibelius highlights two artists and the relationship between them, as well as many of the relationships that arise in a musical process; between the conductor and the orchestra, between the score and the interpreter, and between tradition and the present day.
In an hour-long documentary, we meet Sakari Oramo in several interviews and conversations about his life's journey as a musician and conductor. Alongside him and other musical personalities, we will delve into Sibelius' music and what it has meant, both for the history of music and for the people. The film is set in Konserthuset, with rehearsal footage, backstage moments and concerts, but also in Oramo's and Sibelius’ own environments in Finland.
The documentary is being made by filmmaker and producer David Tarrodi on behalf of Konserthuset. Images and sound from the festival concerts are produced by Lars Nilsson of Nilento. The premiere is planned for late autumn 2021.