You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Saturday, February 24th evening concert, starting at 6:45 PM in the Upper Circle Lobby (3rd Floor). This talk by musicologist D.T. Baker is a fantastic way to learn more about the pieces being performed in your concert.
Sibelius’ mighty Symphony No. 2 suggests an expansive winter landscape, arctic sunshine, icy winds, and majestic mountains; but it also expresses courage, defiance, and resistance. Haydn’s energetic Sinfonia concertante provides the rare opportunity to see four ESO musicians featured as soloists, all in the same piece. Magnard’s powerful hymn for orchestra was the first piece played by the Orchestre national de France after the liberation of Paris in 1944.
Program to Include
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
HAYDN Sinfonia concertante for Strings & Winds
MAGNARD Hymne à la justice (ESO Premiere)
Program subject to change.
This concert will include an intermission.