Sibelius was a great composer, proud of his heritage and a Finnish icon to the world. His Violin Concerto in D major presents remarkable contrast between soloist and orchestra, in which the soloist plays almost consistently throughout the work, displaying virtuosity and sophistication. His Symphony No.2 in D major contains a strong Finnish identity and tonal colors of northern Europe, filled with nuanced treatment of folk materials cast in many shades between light and darkness.
Subscription Concert 13
2024.5.10 Fri. 20:00
Symphony Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.43
Lan Shui, conductor
Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin