Northern Lights Part 1: The Sibelius Violin Concerto

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Performance Dates

Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:00 PM

At one time, Russian censors banned Finlandia. But they were hopelessly ineffective at preventing people from playing it. This catchy little anthem became a rallying cry for patriots, galvanizing the Finns' struggle for independence.

Experience the bracing sonorities of Jean Sibelius when Thomas Søndergård returns to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to explore this bewitching symphonic legacy. Rising star violinist Blake Pouliot makes his ASO debut.

Thursday Evening Post-Concert Talk With Conductor Thomas Søndergård
Ticket holders are invited to attend a conversation with conductor Thomas Søndergård in the Rich Theatre immediately following the concert on Thursday, February 20.

Pre-Concert Talks
Join host Ken Meltzer, ASO Program Annotator and Music Consultant, 1 hour before each evening and matinee Delta Classical concert in Symphony Hall (unless otherwise noted) for FREE Pre-Concert Talks by composers, conductors, educators, and musical experts. Pre-Concert Talks are free and open to all concert tickets holders. Speakers and locations are subject to change.

Program Notes

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Ken Meltzer's Inside The Music

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