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Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Repertoire

Sibelius
Karelia Suite
Sibelius
Violin Concerto
Sibelius
Symphony No. 5

Performers

Okko Kamu
conductor
Elina Vähälä
violin

Finland’s greatest orchestra takes us on a journey exploring the works of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in this unique concert. The orchestra has explored, interpreted and performed Sibelius’ works on record and in concert throughout the USA, Europe and, of course, at its home in the Sibelius Hall in Finland.

Violinist Elina Vähälä, one of today’s most sought-after Finnish instrumentalists, joins the orchestra under the baton of conductor Okko Kamu, to play Sibelius’ hauntingly lyrical Violin Concerto.

Part of Zurich International Concert Series 2011-12

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

One of the great Russian orchestras performs an all-Russian programme of Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky (Violin Concerto) and Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition).

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Eighth Symphonies by Schubert and Dvořák frame Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with soloist Nicola Benedetti.

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Panunik's Sinfonia Rustica, Bruch's Violin Concerto with soloist Kuba Jakowicz, and Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra

Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.

Camerata Salzburg

An all-Mozart programme, with soloist Hilary Hahn, including Violin Concerto No. 4 and Symphony No. 29.

Brussels Philharmonic

Mendelssohn's sunny Violin Concerto, with the young Russian violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, and Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, the 'Pathétique'.

Berlin Symphony Orchestra

Schumann's romantic Piano Concerto, with 18-year-old soloist Kit Armstrong, and Beethoven's Third Symphony.

Elina Vähälä‘s playing was blinding, answering all the demands of the music in power, virtuosity and soft melancholy. A pure and poetic feeling in the violin tone and fiery involvement in the interpretation. Yes, it was absolutely brilliant…

Svenska Dagbladet

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