In Focus: Sibelius
Sat 11 May 2019, 10.00AM
Mezzo Suite, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Arguably Finland’s finest composer, Jean Sibelius was deeply inspired by the natural wonders of his homeland, and many of his works seem to evoke the deep forests and broad expanses of the Finnish landscape. He was also a defining figure in Finnish nationalism, embodying in his music the freedom and pioneering spirit of his emerging nation. Linked to our performances of his Violin Concerto and Seventh Symphony, join us in exploring Sibelius’ unique sound world created during the turbulence of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
This event is perfect for anyone who wants to dig deeper into the world of music’s great figures.
Please note, this event is a study day hosted by Katherine Wren (RSNO Viola) and does not feature a live music performance by the Orchestra.