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Elina Vähälä, violin | © Elina Simonen
Sibelius Festival

Symphonies No. 1 and 6

Fri Jan 7 — Sat Jan 8, 2022

Orchestra Hall

~2 hrs including a 20 min intermission

Together, Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra were awarded a Grammy for their recording of Sibelius’ First and Fourth Symphonies. They return to the First in this special Sibelius Festival performance, also taking on the Sixth Symphony. Plus violinist Elina Vähälä plays the original 1903-04 version of the Finnish composer’s Violin Concerto. You might have heard this concerto before, but this version is a rarity and has never been played in Orchestra Hall. 

A Few Things to Know

  • Sibelius himself described his Sixth Symphony as “a drink of pure spring water.”
  • Do you love the Sibelius Violin Concerto? Next week, Elina Vähälä is back on stage to perform Sibelius’ completely revised version of the same piece!
  • Enjoy the lush sounds of the Minnesota Orchestra performing Sibelius in your own home by purchasing one of our CDs.



    Symphony No. 6


    Violin Concerto (original version)


    Symphony No. 1


Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä


Elina Vähälä


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