Aurora Music Festival – Sibelius with Saraste & Dvorak with Maisky
Masterpieces performed by masters.
Sunday 26 August 2018 15.00Ends approximately 17.00
With great pride, Aurora Music Festival presents this evening’s conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste. He is one of the most esteemed and acclaimed conductors in the music world today. At this concert, he will lead the Aurora Symphony Orchestra in fellow countryman Jean Sibelius’ magnificent Symphony No 1. After a successful European tour, the symphony was played at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. Sibelius wrote home: “My music was a grand, utterly colossal success.”
During the festival, Jukka-Pekka Saraste has also carried out a large development project together with the orchestra and the artists, called LEAD: a concept for developing mentorship and leadership in an orchestral context.
Yet another highlight will, naturally, be welcoming back Mischa Maisky, now as a soloist in Dvorák’s acclaimed and beloved Cello Concerto. Conductor Johannes Gustavsson leads the orchestra. In 2008 he received the first ever Herbert Blomstedt Conductor’s Award from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. That same year, he received the Audience Award at the Toscanini competition in Taormina. Over the years, he has performed with most of the Nordic region’s professional symphony orchestras.
The musicApproximate times
Hannah Kendall The Spark Catchers11 min
Antonín Dvorák Cello Concerto42 min
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 139 min
- Aurora Symphony Orchestra
- Filippo Ciabatti conductor
- Johannes Gustavsson conductor
- Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor
- Mischa Maisky cello