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The Swan of Tuonela with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, March 2020

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Sibelius' Lemminkainen Suite explores the Finnish epic the Kalevala. One of these legends tells of a mystical swan that swims alone around Tuonela, the island of the dead. An English horn depicts the character of the swan in this tone poem (3/17).

3/3        Bates: Resurrexit Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 (Igor Levitt, p; Manfred Honeck, cond)

3/10      Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Respighi: The Pines of Rome, The Fountains of Rome (Lukas Vondracek, p; Juraj Valcuha, cond)

3/17      Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela Schubert/Strauss: Lieder Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica (Matthias Goerne, bar; Manfred Honeck, cond)

3/24      Grieg: Peer Gynt Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Rachmaninoff: Caprice bohemian (Julian Rachlin, v; Manfred Honeck, cond)

3/31      Khachaturian: Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra Strauss: Waltzes and Polkas (Narek Hakhnazaryan, c; Manfred Honeck, cond)