Tuesday, October 24 at 7:30pm
Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Soreng Theater
One Eugene Center Eugene, Oregon 97401
Regarded as one of his most popular works, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 has often been perceived as the light of hope and voice of Finnish nationalism during Russian oppression of the early 20th century. Lauded as “one of the few symphonic creations of our time that point in the same direction as Beethoven’s symphonies” by a critic covering the 1902 world premiere, the bold and sweeping work is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago. The evening also includes Dvorak’s Carnival Overture and a piano concerto from Amy Beach.