Luminous Landscapes: Pictures from Opening Night

As we embark on our final week of Luminous Landscapes, here’s a recap of the opening week.

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Sibelius’ own recipe, with plenty of vodka, of course.

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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. 

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Concertgoers enjoy the Sibelius exhibit in the Grand Lobby.

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Sibelius Festival patrons share their personal reflections in the Grand Lobby. 

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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. 

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Guests enjoy Thomas Dausgaard’s comments at post-concert reception honoring Finnish guests. 

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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. 

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Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard conducting the Seattle Symphony in Sibelius Symphony No. 1. 

All photos by Brandon Patoc Photography.

Posted on March 23, 2015

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