Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (First performance in Finland)
Symphony No. 4
The last moments are at hand if you want to hear the phenomenal percussionist Martin Grubinger perform. The 39-year-old Austrian percussion wizard has announced that he has achieved everything in his career and will stop performing after this concert season. Daníel Bjarnason is one of the young composers who is redirecting the ears of contemporary music lovers towards Iceland. Schumann’s Fourth Symphony has the joy of life and the purity of a free-flowing mountain stream.
The overture to the concert is Esa-Pekka Salonen’s exciting Helix, a spiral that begins airily and culminates after nine minutes in an almost manic atmosphere.
Season tickets on sale 5 May – 1 August, single tickets go on sale 11 August.