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BBC SSO: Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

BBC SSO: Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

BBC SSO: Sibelius - Symphony No. 2

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Dates and times

Thursday 23 March 2023
7:30PM - 10:00PM

Booking opens for Season Tickets only on Monday 9 May 2022

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General booking opens Monday 30 May 2022

Sibelius’ Symphony No.2

ARVO PÄRT Fratres for string orchestra and percussion (c.10 mins)

ABEL SELAOCOE New Work* (BBC Co-Commission, World Premiere) (c.25 mins)

TORMIS Overture No.2 (c.11 mins)

SIBELIUS Symphony No.2 (c.43 mins)

Abel Selaocoe, cello*

Anu Tali, conductor

From the gentle melody that opens Sibelius’s Second, to its magnificent, surging finale you can see why the composer once compared it to a river gathering speed and strength as it courses to the sea. But it was also interpreted as a rallying call for Finland’s independence from Tsarist Russia. Anu Tali is the perfect conductor to bring it to vivid life, and she shares contrasting masterworks from her native Estonia: the tranquillity of Arvo Pärt and the supercharged rhythms of Veljo Tormis. There’s a World Premiere, too, from the exuberant cellist, Abel Selaocoe, who returns to the BBC SSO, and fuses Western and African traditions into something universal and completely unique.

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