2011 Season

Sibelius: Epic Finland

When & Where

Fri Jul 29 2011
Sat Jul 30 2011 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo


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


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.

Featured performers:

Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
Hannu Lintu
, Guest Conductor
Christopher Bell, Chorus Director
Johanna Rusanen, Soprano
Ville Rusanen, Baritone


Christopher Bell

Chorus Director

Grant Park Orchestra & Chorus