Sibelius and Grieg

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Sibelius and Grieg

Internationally renowned conductor Osmo Vänskä, Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra, returns to the New World Center to perform Scandinavian classics that are part of his very own DNA. From its dramatic first four notes, Edvard Grieg’s Concerto grabs hold and refuses to let go making it one of classical music’s greatest hits. Hailed as having “a sound so lush it almost glistens,” celebrated pianist Garrick Ohlsson is phenomenal in this momentous work. Jean Sibelius honors his Finnish homeland with his First Symphony. Surging with nationalistic pride, its combination of nostalgia, power and skillful restraint make it a formidable entrance into the world of symphonic giants.

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