Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 • 59m
Recorded January 12-13, 2023, as part of the Texas Instruments Classical Series. Brought to you as part of the NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series Presented by PNC.
RYAN BANCROFT conducts
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Solemn Prelude
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D major
A lost work by Afro-English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, just recently discovered last year by the Three Choir Festival in Worcester, opens our concert. A stunning piece that has had to wait 120 years for its revival, this romantic work contains contrasting moments of both solemn and passionate melodies.
The concert closes as we embark on an epic journey replete with arching melodies and majestic lines in Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, arguably his most famous work and a source of inspiration and pride for the Finnish people.