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Season Finale: Sibelius and Mahler

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 6

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 7

MAHLER
Symphony No. 1, Titan

The Minnesota Orchestra won its first-ever Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance with a Sibelius recording—and no wonder. Osmo Vänskä is the world’s preeminent expert in the work of his fellow Finn, and under his baton, the music is magically transformed. Vänskä and the Orchestra complete their cycle of Sibelius symphonies with his final two: the mysterious Sixth and the one-movement Seventh, its C-major ending a triumphant culmination of the composer's life’s work. The program concludes—as the season began—with Mahler. His epic First Symphony takes us on a sonic journey, full of orchestral color, for a celebratory finish to this historic season.

“White-cold and white-hot, Vänskä's performance has an elemental austerity.”

The Guardian

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Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Happy Birthday Sibelius
Classical

Season Finale: Sibelius and Mahler

Tickets $34-$96

1531727427

1433552400

1563868227

Fri Jun 5 2015 8pm

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Osmo Vänskä

Osmo Vänskä

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 6

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 7

MAHLER
Symphony No. 1, Titan

The Minnesota Orchestra won its first-ever Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance with a Sibelius recording—and no wonder. Osmo Vänskä is the world’s preeminent expert in the work of his fellow Finn, and under his baton, the music is magically transformed. Vänskä and the Orchestra complete their cycle of Sibelius symphonies with his final two: the mysterious Sixth and the one-movement Seventh, its C-major ending a triumphant culmination of the composer's life’s work. The program concludes—as the season began—with Mahler. His epic First Symphony takes us on a sonic journey, full of orchestral color, for a celebratory finish to this historic season.

“White-cold and white-hot, Vänskä's performance has an elemental austerity.”

The Guardian

Read Program Notes

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Jean and Aino Sibelius

Happy Birthday, Sibelius!

Join expert Paivi King in the Target Atrium at 7:15pm for a pre-concert lecture, "The Love Story of Jean and Aino Sibelius." This community conversation is part of the Sibelius 150 international celebration this year. More Sibelius 150 events »