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Sibelius 2

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Orchestra Hall
Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2016 – 3:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Sunday, October 30
at 3:00 pm EST (GMT-5) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Guest maestro Hannu Lintu conducts Stravinsky's one-act ballet, "The Fairy's Kiss" — the composer's balletic homage to Tchaikovsky — and Sibelius' most treasured Second Symphony. Dynamic Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä makes an exciting return to Detroit following her captivating 2013 debut (Corigliano's "The Red Violin").

ConcerTalk 10/29 at 7 PM & 10/30 at 2 PM: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music! In this iteration, Charles Greenwell with composer Jaakko Kuusisto will speak about the program.


Hannu Lintu, conductor  
Elina Vähälä, violin   Bio

Born in the US and raised in Finland, Elina Vähälä made her orchestral debut with Sinfonia Lahti at the age of twelve and was later chosen by Osmo Vänskä as the orchestra’s ‘young master soloist’. Since then, her career continues to expand the international stage, winning praise from audiences and musicians alike as ‘a fluent, stylish and gifted musician whose brilliant technique is matched by an abundant spirit, sensitivity and imagination’ (Chicago Tribune).

Elina has appeared with orchestras throughout Europe and the US and toured extensively in UK, Germany, China, Korea and South America. She has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Carlos Kalmar, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Okko Kamu, Jakob Hrusa, Thierry Fischer and Leif Sergerstam.

Learn more at elinavahala.com.


STRAVINSKY Divertimento from The Fairy's Kiss  
JAAKKO KUUSISTO Violin Concerto (DSO premiere)  
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2