The University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra
|Starts:||19:30 9 Mar 2019|
|Ends:||21:00 9 Mar 2019|
|What is it:||Music concert|
|Organiser:||Martin Harris Centre|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
The symphonic repertoire of the early-twentieth century is characterized by explicit depictions of the individual within the world surrounding it, evident in both Nielsen’s Helios Overture and Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony. Karelia Suite by Sibelius captures traditional Finnish folk music in this memorable suite. Come and join us for this Scandinavian adventure.
Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm.
The great extent to which both Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen drew on nationalist enthusiasm at the beginning of the twentieth century, embedding it into many of their works, is demonstrated in the works performed tonight. Join Professor David Fanning for a pre-concert talk, discussing Sibelius' and Nielsen's roles in forging individual national identities through music; and why a recognition of such detail is crucial in understanding the motivations, styles, and wider preoccupations of composers at the beginning of the twentieth century. This discussion draws on the relevance of nationalistic impulses through their music, and how this was effectively illustrated in their works.
To book please visit https://tinyurl.com/ycdb2q5s or telephone the Martin Harris Centre box office.
Travel and Contact Information
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama