Mar 2, 2024, 8:00pm EST
Program Notes & Works
Midnight Sun Variations
Born in Lapland, in the far north of Finland, Outi Tarkiainen describes her Midnight Sun Variations as “variations on the light when the sun never sets in the arctic summer night,” evoking a “rich spectrum of infinitely nuanced hues.”
Carl Nielsen composed his Violin Concerto in Norway and finished it at home in Denmark in 1911. He wrote it for the Danish violinist Peder Møller, who premiered it in February 1912.
Sibelius's tone poem The Oceanides, another name for mythical naiads or water nymphs, portrays the animating spirit of the sea.
Sibelius's harp-centered tone poem The Bard evokes a far-distant past.
Tapiola, one of Sibelius's best-known works, takes its title from the “forest spirit” of the Finnish national epic the Kalevala.
Music of the Midnight Sun
February 29–March 9, 2024: This two-week celebration of Nordic composers, conductors, and artists takes you on a journey through the epic storytelling and bracing music of Finland, Denmark, and Norway, transporting you to the land of the midnight sun.View Series Performances