Legends from the North
One World Symphony
Sung Jin Hong, Artistic Director and Conductor
One World Symphony Vocal Artists
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia (1900)
Jean Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela (1900)
Jean Sibelius: Kaiutar (1915)*
Edvard Grieg: from Peer Gynt (1875)
Richard Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder (1858, Orchestrated by Felix Mottl)
*World premiere arrangement for voice and symphony by Sung Jin Hong
Some legends are told to us... and some we create to tell to others. Wander with Peer Gynt, who has exiled himself to avoid commitment, as he enters the hall of a troll king and feels the sun rise over the mountains where his abandoned love Solveig resolutely awaits his return. A dejected echo-nymph wanders alone on the moors she and her lover once walked together in Sibelius’s Kaiutar. Experience the bleak beauty and epic legends of Finland in Sibelius’s tone poems Finlandia and Swan of Tuonela. And ignite your passion through Wagner’s Wesendonck-Lieder, which inspired the newly erotic musical language Wagner was developing for Tristan und Isolde.
Concert length: approximately 85 minutes without intermission. Program may be subject to change.