National Festival Orchestra: Vänskä conducts Sibelius
National Festival Orchestra
Conductor Osmo Vänskä
- Carl Nielsen: Overture to Maskarade
- Witold Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
- Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Renowned Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä leads the final concert of the season in Jean Sibelius’s rousing Second Symphony. Known for his inspired interpretations of music by Scandinavian composers, Vänskä opens the program with the capricious overture to Carl Nielsen’s opera Maskarade followed by Witold Lutosławski’s virtuosic Concerto for Orchestra.
New this season is the SPARK! series in the Lobby Lounge. Converse with conductors, jam with composers,
mingle with student musicians and much more in our new pop-up lobby lounge. No lectures here, just fun conversation meant to spark your interest and curiosity about that evening’s performance and performers.
Drinks and snacks available from our Encore Bar starting at 6:30pm most concert evenings and after each concert. The pre-concert Lobby Lounge will be full of NOI musicians talking about what their experience of being in the orchestra of the future was like. Look for the red "Talk to Me!" buttons and join the fun!
The National Orchestral Institute and Festival brings together aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country for a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen by a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice and in the community.