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About the Concert
A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE ①
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8pm | Seoul Arts Center, Concert Hall
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
InMo Yang, violin
Sibelius, Finlandia Op. 26
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
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Sibelius, Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104
Sibelius, Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
Total Duration 120mins(incl. intermission)
The orchestral works of Jean Sibelius are landmarks of 20th century music. Rooted in the nature and folklore of his native Finland, with their soaring melodies and majestic scale they’re as fresh, as elemental, and as stirring as the Scandinavian landscape itself. Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä is arguably Sibelius’s pre-eminent living interpreter: he begins with Sibelius’s great patriotic hymn Finlandia before joining InMo Yang in the fire and ice of the Violin Concerto. Sibelius’s Sixth Symphony evokes the Finnish forests in some of the most serenely beautiful music he ever wrote. And then Vänskä reaches journey’s end with the monumental Seventh Symphony: a life’s work brought to completion in a single, mighty gesture.
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Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra for 15 years, Osmo Vänskä has led the Orchestra on five major European tours, as well as an historic trip to Cuba in May 2015, at the invitation of the Cuban Ministry of Culture – the first visit by an American orchestra since the two countries announced steps to re-es...
Korean violinist Inmo Yang has been hailed by the Boston Globe for his “…seamless technique and a tender warmth of tone,” combined with “…an ability to project an engaging sense of inner sincerity through his playing.” In March 2015, he won the 54th International Violin Competition “Pr...