#Kansalaisrauha [Civil peace] panel discussion: The artist and his environment - Toivo Kuula and Leevi Madetoja  caught up in the Civil War

Admission free
Sat 3 Feb at 16.30
Lower foyer, Music Centre

Panel: Teemu Keskisarja - Sanna Salmenkallio - Riikka Talvitie - Tapio Tuomela

Teemu Keskisarja is one of Finland’s most read historians. He has done research on both Toivo Kuula and Leevi Madetoja, who lived during the Civil War.
Sanna Salmenkallio is a composer, violin player and sound designer. She has collaborated on several outreach projects in theatre with refugees and rehabilitated.
Riikka Talvitie is a composer, oboe player and pedagog.
Tapio Tuomela is a composer, piano player and conductor.

The discussion is held in Finnish and moderated by Sibafest’s artistic director Atso Almila.


Panel discussions open to all return to delight information-hungry members of the public at Sibafest! This year’s topics have to do with the festival’s general theme, #Kansalaisrauha [Civil peace], reflecting on the present state of Finnish culture and society. The discussions will also touch on the festival’s four key composers: Toivo Kuula, Leevi Madetoja, Oskar Merikanto and Georg Friedrich Händel. The panel is moderated by Atso Almila, artistic director of Sibafest. The day-to-day programmes are to be published in the course of the autumn.

The lower foyer at the Music Centre also has a bar/café with a selection customised for Sibafest: coffee, soft drinks, sparkling wine and sweet and savoury after-work snacks.


Further information

Jeroen Sebrechts
050 560 9798