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