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Salonen conducts The MET Orchestra in an all-Sibelius program at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage - Carnegie Hall

57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Sibelius drew inspiration from the glories of nature and epic Finnish mythology to create diverse and deeply personal orchestral music that is unlike anything in the 20th century. This concert focuses on the genius of the Finnish national icon. As a young man, Sibelius aspired to a career as a concert violinist, but that never came to be. Instead, he poured his knowledge of the instrument into his Violin Concerto, a work that makes tremendous technical demands of the soloist. From its opening measures, the soloist is engaged, playing the opening theme and one of the most stunning cadenzas in all of music. Like all of Sibelius’s music heard on this concert, the work is superbly orchestrated and painted in stunning colors. —Carnegie Hall

The MET Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin


Symphony No. 6
Violin Concerto
Symphony No. 7


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