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Simply Sibelius


Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Date: April 22, 2022

Venue: Jaguar Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall

Following a previous season of conducting, Yu Ji once again leads the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in performing works by Sibelius. “Violin Concerto in D minor,” performed during the first half, has a strong Nordic style and a tragic mood filled with tenacity and optimism. It is a portrayal of Finnish nationalit­y. The “Second Symphony” performed during the second half is Sibelius’ “Pastoral,” a solemn, lively, and epic masterpiec­e without words.

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