Sibelius Symphonies 1 & 2

Newly appointed Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard uncovers the unique voice of Jean Sibelius as the orchestra begins its three-week celebration of the beloved Finnish composer. The festivities are appropriately kicked off with Sibelius’ iconic ballad to his homeland, Finlandia. Then, hear his first two symphonies, each perfectly imbued with the sense of mystical energy and organic emotion that fills Sibelius’ music.

Pre-Concert Panel Discussion With:

  • Ruusamari Teppo, Jean Sibelius’great-granddaughter
  • Finnish cellist, Jussi Makkonen
  • Jeanne Case on Sibelius and Seattle
  • Michael Beckerman on Finlandia

Free with ticket purchase.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 12 Mar (Thu) 2015 7:30PM
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  • 14 Mar (Sat) 2015 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

2 hours prior to Saturday's performance.

Running time

2 hours, 15 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 15 mins prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Thomas Dausgaard

Conductor

Thomas Dausgaard is Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, Chief Conductor Designate of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Honorary Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana (ORT) and Honorary Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, having previously served as its Principal Conductor from 2004–2011.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Program

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Jean Sibelius

Finlandia

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 1

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 2

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