Focus on Lara Poe

Lara Poe‘s music is rapidly gaining ground. Her Laulut maaseudulta (Songs from the Countryside) for voice and orchestra is to be premiered on 25 August at the 2024 London Proms by the orchestras of the Sibelius Academy and the Royal College of Music conducted by Sakari Oramo. The soprano soloist is Anu Komsi. After the Proms, the work will travel to the Helsinki Festival for a concert on 1 September.
The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra will focus on Poe in the 2024/25 season with performances of her Kaamos Onerva Songs and a new commission to be premiered on 12 February 2025.
Poe is one of two theme composers at the Korsholm Music Festival, where several of her solo and chamber works will be performed in July. She will also have a solo piano piece premiered at the Presteigne Festival in Wales, on 23 August.