Giora Schmidt, violin
Johan Svendsen – Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26
Dmitry Kabalevsky – Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 48
Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
Jean Sibelius – Finlandia, Op. 26
Fall in love with Sibelius and the Symphony this February!
Come enjoy what promises to be a truly powerful, beautiful, and inspiring performance as the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra presents Finlandia, featuring works by Svendsen, Kabalevsky, and Sibelius.
Violinist Giora Schmidt will join the orchestra to present Norwegian composer Johan Svendsen’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra and Kabalevsky’s Violin Concerto. Giora Schmidt is a renowned soloist who has appeared with symphony orchestras around the globe including Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver, and the Israel Philharmonic.
After intermission, the orchestra will present Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7 plus his iconic tone poem, Finlandia. Written in a single 22-minute-long movement, Sibelius’ Seventh Symphony has been called one of the most ambitious symphonies in the repertoire. You’re sure to fall in love with this romantic and triumphant program!
Tickets start at $15. A Pre-Concert Lecture about the program will take place at 2:15 pm in the Walton Theatre. Doors open at 2:00 pm and seating is limited, so please plan accordingly.
This concert qualifies for Classical Kids, Take-A-Teen, and Student Rush ticket discounts. Visit https://www.bellinghamsymphony.org/visit-us/ticket-discounts to learn more.