CSO at Wheaton: Sibelius & Nielsen: A Nordic Celebration

Feb 28

7:30 PM

Nielsen, Sibelius

Friday, February 28, 2020

From its expansive opening to its transcendent climax, Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony is one of the most vivid orchestral works of the 20th century. Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu, in his CSO debut, pairs this with the composer’s best-known work, Finlandia. Pekka Kuusisto performs Nielsen’s spirited Violin Concerto. “Nielsen was a folk fiddler and Kuusisto made it show in the gorgeous looseness of his rhythms and stripped-back grit of his sound” (The Guardian).


Sibelius Finlandia
Nielsen Violin Concerto
Nielsen Helios Overture
Sibelius Symphony No. 5

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  • Wheaton


CSO at Wheaton performances are generously sponsored by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation.

Support for the CSO at Wheaton is also provided by Megan and Steve Shebik.

CSO at Wheaton performances are presented in collaboration with Wheaton College and the Wheaton College Artist Series.