Thursday 11 Jun 2015, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor

Helena Juntunen soprano

Sibelius Suite, Pelléas et Mélisande

Sibelius Luonnotar

Sibelius Andante Festivo

Sibelius Illalle

Sibelius Den första kyssen

Sibelius Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings mote

Sibelius Norden


Sibelius Symphony No. 2

A Sibelius spectacular, opening with his enchanting Pelléas et Mélisande suite and Luonnotar, an arresting tone poem for soprano and orchestra based on Norse legend, whose title refers to the Mother of the Seas. When working on his Second Symphony, Sibelius found inspiration in going on long walks, communing with nature and immersing himself in the rugged landscapes of northern Finland.

This concert is part of the Ashkenazy Sibelius Series series

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