New York University’s Steinhardt School and the New York Philharmonic will co-host “Learning Overtures: Finland,” a two-day event, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, that features presentations, rehearsals, and a concert by American and Finnish performers. The symposium is taking place in conjunction with the World Premiere of the Piano Concerto by the Finnish-born composer and conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen, which was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and will be performed Feb. 1-3 and 6 at Avery Fisher Hall, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and the composer conducting.

NYU will host a day-long symposium on Wed., Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (4th Floor) and Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor), 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street). Registration is $45.

On Thurs., Feb. 1, at 9:45 a.m., the New York Philharmonic will host an open rehearsal with Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen at Avery Fisher Hall (10 Lincoln Center Plaza). At 4 p.m. on Feb. 1, a joint concert of American and Finnish Ensembles will be held at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center, Goodman House (129 W. 67th Street). Tickets are $10 for each event.

To register for all three events, go to Call 212.875.5732 for more information.

Other sponsors of the event are the Juilliard School, the New York City Department of Education, and the Finnish Consulate in New York City.

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