Hope Springs Eternal: Sibelius’ Second.
At a time when Finland was under Russian domination, Sibelius’ Second Symphony was viewed as a message of hope. Today, the fiercely dramatic and ultimately triumphant work is one of Sibelius’ most-loved compositions.
The sparkling overture to Danish composer Nielsen’s opera, Maskarade, sets the stage for a tale of romance and mistaken identity.
American virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers stars in not one, but two works for violin and orchestra — the posthumous world premiere of Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s violin concerto, Fantasia, and Ravel’s Tzigane, inspired by vibrant Gypsy music.
Tickets for this Kansas City Symphony concert start at $25. Call the Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400 to purchase or select seats online here.
Friday and Saturday, March 24-25 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m.
Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center
Michael Stern, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
NIELSEN Overture to Maskarade
RAUTAVAARA Fantasia (world premiere)
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
Listen to the Symphony’s podcast for this concert.
Listen to a preview of Fantasia.