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News, 1/20/2015

Sisu, sauna, Sibelius and heavy metal, too

Photo: Sinimaaria KangasJean Sibelius, 150th anniversary of birthday, Johan Julius Christian Sibelius, Satu Jalas, Aino, Ainola, Folke Gräsbeck, Finlandia, Kalevala, Tuusula, Järvenpää, Helsinki, Finland“If you’re interested in Finnish metal, then you should definitely check out Sibelius,” says bassist and composer Lauri Porra, who also happens to be Jean Sibelius’s great-grandson.

Special events and concerts are scheduled in Finland and around the world during 2015, which marks the 150th anniversary of national composer Jean Sibelius’s birth. We ask two insiders for tips on how to soak up jubilee fever – and we find out what Sibelius and heavy metal have in common.

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Updated 1/20/2015

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