Sibelius Symphony No.2 and 3 (booking not yet open)


Saturday 29th May 2021

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

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Saturday 29 May 2021 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time - 9.30pm

Sibelius - Pohjola’s Daughter
Sibelius - Symphony No.3
Sibelius - Symphony No.2

Sir Mark Elder

Sibelius found in the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, a rich source of inspiration for his tone poems, as in Pohjola’s Daughter, where the tale of how the hero Väinämöinen fails to win the love of a stony-hearted maiden is vividly brought to life by the music. The Hallé, conducted by Richter in 1905, also gave the Second Symphony’s British premiere (the first time any of his symphonies was heard in this country). Its character, mellow and sunny, was a legacy of a visit to Italy, the work extending the composer’s powers as a symphonist in its rigorous approach to organic unity. By contrast, the Third Symphony banishes all late-Romantic echoes, creating a beautifully proportioned, concise and classically poised, yet exhilarating work.

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