Sibelius Kullervo

As a follow up to the thrilling Sibelius Festival in 2015, Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard brings his unique insights into Sibelius’ world with Kullervo, an adventurous saga derived from Finnish folk mythology. When the young Sibelius embraced his national identity, he raised new hope and pride in Finland while forever altering the course of symphonic music.


Dates and Tickets

  • 31 May (Thu) 2018 7:30PM
  • 2 Jun (Sat) 2018 8:00PM
  • 3 Jun (Sun) 2018 2:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 13 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Thomas Dausgaard


Thomas Dausgaard is renowned for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances, and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings.

Maria Männistö


Maria Männistö, “one of the most hauntingly beautiful voices I have heard in years,” (Seattle Times), moves comfortably among a wide range of musical styles to international acclaim. 

Benjamin Appl


Described as ‘the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ (Gramophone Magazine, UK), Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics in recital, concerts and opera. An established recitalist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia, Rheingau and Oxford Lieder festivals, deSingel Antwerp, Heidelberger Frühling, and with Graham Johnson at the KlavierFestival Ruhr.

Seattle Symphony Chorale

The Seattle Symphony Chorale serves as the official chorus of the Seattle Symphony. Over its past four decades, the Chorale has grown in artistry and stature, establishing itself as a highly respected ensemble.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.





Arr. Thomas Dausgaard & Timo Alakotila

Prelude: Finnish and Swedish traditional music and excerpts from Kullervo

Jean Sibelius



Thomas Dausgaard’s performances are generously underwritten by Mel and Leena Sturman through the Guest Artists Circle. Thomas Dausgaard’s performances receive additional support from the Scan|Design Foundation By Inger & Jens Bruun. Saturday performance sponsored by Finlandia Foundation National

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