Hannu Lintu

Sibelius: Epic Finland

A rare chance to hear Sibelius' early work (revised at the end of his life), based on the great national Finnish epic, the Kalevala, the source of more than a dozen of his most important compositions. Rachmaninoff's portrait of psychological angst set against the changing of the seasons completes the evening exploring northern landscapes.

Who

Grant Park Orchestra

Grant Park Chorus

Hannu Lintu, Guest Conductor

Christopher Bell, Chorus Director

Johanna Rusanen, Soprano

Ville Rusanen, Baritone

What

Rachmaninoff: Vesna (Spring), Op. 20        
Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7

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