"Finlandia" was an 1899 composition by Jean Sibelius, created as a protest against the censorship being imposed on Finland by it’s neighbor, the Russian Empire.
Following "Finlandia," the concert will transition to "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" for solo piano and orchestra, performed by the German soloist, Joseph Moog, a winner of the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year in 2015. The piece was composed by the Russian, Sergei Rachmaninoff, who is regarded as one of the most impressive pianists of all time. The second half of the concert features "La Mer" (The Sea) by the extraordinary composer, Claude Debussy. To conclude, the Orchestra will perform "The Firebird" (ballet) by the astounding Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky.Click here to register