Denève Conducts Sibelius

Stéphane Denève - Conductor

Lars Vogt - Piano


Salonen - Nyx

Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16


Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Friday, April 21, 2017

2:00 pm Verizon Hall
Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève brings his considerable flair to this musical buffet. We begin with Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen's symphonic poem Nyx (she's the Greek personification of the night). Salonen says he aspired to convey Nyx's elusive character; if you see shadows flickering around Verizon Hall, well, don't say we didn't warn you. To Norway and Edvard Grieg, whose Piano Concerto is one of the most popular works in the keyboard canon. Soloist Lars Vogt will scale its soul-stirring heights. We return to Finland for our finale from Jean Sibelius. Coming at a time of Russian oppression, his Second Symphony boosted his patriotic credentials. Today we can appreciate this wonderful work on its own terms, as simply great music.

Please join us immediately following the concert for a Chamber Postlude.

Chamber Postlude

Richard Woodhams Oboe
Philip Kates Violin
Renard Edwards Viola
Alex Veltman Cello

Wernick - In Praise of Zephyrus, for oboe, violin, viola, and cello

Jennifer Haas Violin
Mei Ching Huang Violin
Renard Edwards Viola
Hai-Ye Ni Cello

Schubert - Quartetsatz
Wolf – Italian Serenade

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