Sibelius 1

Elgar’s In the South explodes in a burst of Mediterranean sunshine before Sibelius’s nordic 1st Symphony radiates intensely emotionally charged music. OMM’s Principal Guest Conductor Christopher Adey returns to deliver a quintessentially British approach to music of his homeland, and the frosty north.

OMM violinist Alan Choo returns from Peabody Conservatory to perform Prokofiev’s highly lyrical 2nd Violin Concerto, with its Spanish rhythms and castanets providing a lively rhythmic snap to the evening’s proceedings.