<August 2019>

Sibelius Violin Concerto

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Orchestra Hall
Friday, March 22, 2019 – 10:45 AM
Saturday, March 23, 2019 – 8:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Saturday, March 23
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Simone Lamsma’s playing is “absolutely stunning,” raves the Chicago Tribune. And The Strad praises her “fine technique and impeccable intonation with mature musical intelligence.” See Simone Lamsma play Sibelius’ breathtaking Violin Concerto – the composer’s only concerto, and Mark Wigglesworth conducts Ralph Vaughan Williams tender Fifth Symphony, a vision of tranquility composed in the darkest days of World War II in England.


Mark Wigglesworth, conductor  Bio

Born in Sussex, England, Mark Wigglesworth studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London and won the Kondrashin Conducting Competition in Amsterdam in 1989. Since then, he has worked with many of the leading European orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Orchestra of Rome, Orchestra of La Scala in Milan, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic. He has also appeared at the Salzburg Festival, the Amsterdam Mahler Festival and the BBC Proms. Wigglesworth has held positions as Music Director of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Principal Guest Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Opera Factory in London. He recently completed recordings all of the Shostakovich Symphonies with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic for BIS.

Simone Lamsma, violin   


DELIUS The Walk to the Paradise Garden  
SIBELIUS Concerto for Violin and Orchestra