March 5 - 7, Hannu Lintu conducts Thorvaldsdottir, Prokofiev, and Sibelius featuring pianist Seong-Jin Cho
Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu and the BSO are joined by the young Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho, 2015 winner of the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition.
In his BSO debut, he performs Prokofiev’s difficult but sparkling Piano Concerto No. 2. Hannu Lintu also leads the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, probably his most widely popular symphony. The composer’s folk-music-influenced but unique and sophisticated voice is clearly heard in this beloved piece. Lintu also introduces to the BSO repertoire music by the contemporary Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, whose work has a physical, protean power not unrelated to Sibelius’ music. She earned her doctorate at the University of California, San Diego, and her music has been performed by such ensembles as the New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin philharmonic orchestras.
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Seong-Jin Cho, piano
Anna THORVALDSDOTTIR - Metacosmos
PROKOFIEV - Piano Concerto No. 2
SIBELIUS - Symphony No. 2