Finland’s centennial anniversary celebrates with Oksanen, Ekblad, Saariaho and Järvinen

By on November 25, 2017

Dramaten celebrates Finland’s 100th anniversary as an independent nation with a special celebration on the Big Stage on December 4th. The evening is organized in collaboration with the Royal Opera.

In 1917 Finland became a nation of its own. Now even a hundred years later, Dramaten and Royal Opera will participate in the anniversary celebrations – it will take place on a festive evening in close proximity to Independence Day on December 6th. The evening consists of speech, readings, music and dance.

Sofi Oksanen has written the party speech and holds it in Finnish, whereupon Stina Ekblad presented Janina Orlov’s translation to Swedish. There will be poems by Zacharias Topelius, Edith Södergran and Susanne Rignell, excerpts from the drama of Lucas Svensson and Tanja Lorentzon, choreographed by Ossi Niskala especially for this evening and music with the singer and composer Anna Järvinen.

From the Royal Opera, Karl-Magnus Fredriksson participates in singing songs of Sibelius, as well as music by Laura Netzel and the internationally celebrated Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.

Sofi Oksanen, Stina Ekblad, Alma Pöysti, Anna Järvinen, Tanja Lorentzon, Anna Takanen, Ylva Ekblad, Christoffer Svensson, Ossi Niskala, Johan Graden (piano), Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (Baritone), Mattias Böhm (piano), Inese Klotina (piano), Erik Wahlgren (cello), Håkan Olsson (viola) and Finland’s ambassador in Sweden: Matti Anttonen.

The party evening is part of the program for the 100th anniversary of Finland.

Big stage, December 4, 2017 at 20:00

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm