Hilary Hahn and Minnesota Play Sibelius
Thursday, March 03, 2016
This performance is scheduled to be re-broadcast at 9pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
On Thursday, March 3, WQXR broadcast a live performance from Carnegie Hall, featuring violinist Hilary Hahn and the Minnesota Orchestra. Music director Osmo Vänskä, one of the best interpreters of Sibelius's music, led the program of his fellow Finn's works.
The concert begins with one of Sibelius's lesser-known symphonies, his third, which was also one of the composer's personal favorites. It follows with the virtuosic violin concerto, the only one that he ever wrote. Symphony No. 1, which was a runaway success since its premiere in 1899, closes the program.
WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon hosts the broadcast along with WNYC's John Schaefer.
Schaefer talked with Hahn ahead of the concert about working with Vänskä and Minnesota. Take a listen:
And Spurgeon chatted with Vänskä backstage, before the performance.
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1
Osmo Vänskä, music director and conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin
* The archived audio for this broadcast has expired.
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