Sibelius Symphony No. 2

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Michael Stern, conductor
Tucson Symphony Chorus, Bruce Chamberlain, Director

Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

  • Symphony No. 2 evokes the rugged landscape and fierce independence of Sibelius’ homeland with its sweeping melodies and powerful, unrelenting rhythms.
  • Symphony of Psalms, commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony in 1929 has been hailed as the best classical piece of the twentieth century by Time Magazine.
  • One of Brahms’ best choral works, “it would alone have sufficed to rank him with the best masters.” – musicologist Josef Sittard.
  • Michael Stern returns to the TSO after his debut in 2017 conducting Grieg’s Piano Concerto, “a well-balanced, energetic and dynamic performance,” according to the Arizona Daily Star.
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