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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

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Friday, November 16, 2018 – 10:45 AM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 3:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Saturday, November 17
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Concert Description

Tchaikovsky poured his soul into symphonies that would express his anguish and passions as no music had ever dared to. John Storgårds conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, and Pekka Kuusisto plays Daníel Bjarnason's new Violin Concerto. “Defining music’s brave new world,” says Time Out NY of Bjarnason. “The David Bowie of the fiddle,” raves The Times of London of Kuusisto.

Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, Music & Artistic Director; and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.


John Storgårds, conductor  Bio

John Storgårds is the Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and was recently announced as the Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra for the20 12/2013 season. John Storgårds is one of Finland's exceptional artists and has taken the classical music world by storm in recent decades. He has a dual career as a conductor and violin virtuoso, and is widely recognized for his creative flair for programming and commitment to contemporary music. He additionally holds the title of Artistic Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, giving some of Europe's most imaginative concerts north of the Arctic Circle.

Pekka Kuusisto, violin   


ANTHEIL Over the Plains  
DANÍEL BJARNASON Violin Concerto  
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4