Cool Beauty

October 15, 2016
7:30 p.m.

One of the most powerful and individual voices in music, Finnish composer Jean Sibelius infused his dark and tonal Symphony No. 6 with utter simplicity. Invoking the scent of new snow, this austere composition is marked by reserved grandeur, forever in motion and yet at the same time oblique and mysterious. Sibelius’ Violin Concerto presents an equally icy image of nature, juxtaposing cold intensity with a warm, singing melody in his “polonaise for polar bears.” In all of Sibelius’ work, construction is taut, emotions are powerful, and the still beauty will leave you exhilarated.   

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Antonin Dvořák Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 5 in A
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104
Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
            Seo Yon Park, violin soloist
            2016 Young Artist Competition Winner

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This concert is generously underwritten by:

Reineke Family Dealerships    Superior Credit Union