Mozart & Sibelius
Chloé van Soeterstède, conductor
Lori Gemmell, harp
Kaili Maimets, flute
Mozart: Symphony No. 34 in C major
Riho Esko Maimets: Commission for harp & flute
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor
KWS harpist Lori Gemmell and former KWS flautist Kaili Maimets are featured in a commission by young Estonian-Canadian composer Riho Esko Maimets. Mozart’s Symphony No. 34 evokes scenes from a comic opera, while echoes of Tchaikovsky are heard in the opulent, soaring melodies of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1. Written at the same time as Finlandia, this is his most lushly romantic symphony.
Learn more about the composers and the music with the free pre-concert talk at 7 pm.