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About CSO: Sibelius & Nielsen: A Nordic Celebration

From its expansive opening to its transcendent climax, Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony is one of the most vivid orchestral works of the 20th century. Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu, in his CSO debut, pairs this with the composer’s best-known work, "Finlandia." Pekka Kuusisto performs Nielsen’s spirited Violin Concerto.

PROGRAM

Sibelius - "Finlandia"

Nielsen - Violin Concerto

Nielsen - "Helios" Overture

Sibelius - Symphony No. 5

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Preconcert conversation with Johann Buis will take place at the Armour Stage beginning at 6:45pm before the performance on Thursday, 2/27 at 8pm.

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Nielsen was a folk fiddler and Kuusisto made it show in the gorgeous looseness of his rhythms and stripped-back grit of his sound.
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