Ashkenazy conducts Sibelius

Thursday 11 Jun 2015, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, London

Concert

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor

Helena Juntunen soprano

Sibelius, Suite, Pelléas et Mélisandebiography

Sibelius, Luonnotarbiography | programme note

Sibelius, Andante Festivobiography

Sibelius, Illallebiography

Sibelius, Den första kyssenbiography

Sibelius, Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings motebiography

Sibelius, Nordenbiography

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Sibelius, Symphony No. 2biography | programme note

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

This concert is supported by Sibelius 150

Find out more about the Sibelius 150th Anniversary celebrations by visiting sibelius150.fi

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