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A Sibelius deep dive: Finlandia is an anthem for a nascent nation still fighting for its very identity after a century of Russian rule. Sibelius abandoned his dream of being a professional violinist after several stinging rejections, but he never fell out of love with the instrument. He channeled all his virtuoso ambitions into his Violin Concerto. The First Symphony would be Sibelius’ international breakthrough. With deft touches of Tchaikovsky and Berlioz, it’s easy to see why.
These concerts are supported in part by the Mr. and Mrs. George J. Otto Sibelius Fund.
Thursday matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.