SCO 2018-19 Season
Sibelius Symphonies no. 6 & 7
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture (8 mins)
Sibelius: Symphony no. 6 (30)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 2 (28)
Sibelius: Symphony no. 7 (21)
Paul Lewis, piano
Joseph Swensen, conductor
Two worlds collide thrillingly: Beethoven in Vienna around 1800, entering his prime and out to impress both as a performer and composer. Sibelius, 120 years later, deep in the Finnish countryside creating what would be some of his very last works.
These are two composers closest to Joseph Swensen's heart. He delivers full-blooded interpretations and pairing him with Paul Lewis, another great Beethovenian, is bound to be inspirational.
6:30pm: Conductor Insights
Joseph Swensen in conversation with Svend McEwan-Brown, a regular contributor to SCO programme notes.