Justin Brown Conducts Sibelius
Justin Brown, Conductor
Daniel Szasz, Violin
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Friday, February 22, 2013 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 | 8 p.m.
Coffee Concert: Friday at 11 a.m.*
Alys Stephens Center | Jemison Concert Hall | Map & Directions
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 6*
FINZI Violin Concerto
BRITTEN Les Illuminations
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7*
Justin Brown, Music Director Laureate, returns for his second Masterworks performance of the 2012-2013 Season. His program features two rarities of the concert hall. First, the ASO's distinguished concertmaster, Daniel Szasz, will play Gerald Finzi's Violin Concerto, which is lovely music from the English pastoral tradition. Then tenor Nicholas Phan returns to Birmingham to sing Benjamin Britten's "Les Illuminations;" the libretto consists of atmospheric poems by the great French poet Arthur Rimbaud. These two treats are bookended with Sibelius's mystical Sixth and Seventh Symphonies — works that explore the depths of human experience in the universe.