Sibelius himself once said “When I play the violin, it is as though the insides of the music opened up to me.” So, it is no surprise that his only violin concerto is a masterpiece featuring lush melodies and sweeping movements, perfectly blending drama and technical virtuosity.
Christian Kluxen, guest conductor
Esther Yoo, violin
Lili Boulanger: D'un soir triste
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
Preview Talk at 7 p.m. with host Alan Chapman