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Game Changers

April 17, 2021

Featuring our Young Artist Competition Winners form 2020

Composer Jean Sibelius said of his second symphony, "My second symphony is a confession of the soul." The stirring harmonies and rhythms of this beautiful work are sure to soothe the soul and inspire the essence of hope. The 3 winners of our Young Artist Competition are sure to inspire hope, too- a hope in the future of music and the inspiration of these young musicians.

Ticket Information to come.

Program

2020 Young Artist Winners TBD
 
Symphony No. 2, in D Major, Op. 43...............Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
   
  1. Allegretto – Poco allegro – Tranquillo, ma poco a poco ravvivando il tempo all'allegro – Poco largamente – Tempo I – Poco allegro 
  2. Tempo andante, ma rubato – Poco allegro – Molto largamente – Andante sostenuto – Andante con moto ed energico – Allegro – Poco largamente – Molto largamente – Andante sostenuto – Andante con moto ed energico – Andante – Pesante 
  3. Vivacissimo – Lento e soave – Tempo primo – Lento e soave – (attacca) 
  4. Finale: Allegro moderato – Moderato assai – Meno moderato e poco a poco ravvivando il tempo – Tempo I – Largamente e pesante – Poco largamente – Molto largamente 

Program Notes

Sibelius began composing his second symphony in 1901, shortly after the successful premiere of his tone poem Finlandia, and completed it in 1902.  He said of the work, "My second symphony is a confession of the soul."  Finnish conductor, composer and teacher Robert Kajanus wrote of the finale's conclusion that "...[it] develops toward a triumphant conclusion intended to rouse in the listener a picture of lighter and confident prospects for the future."  It is very much our hope and prayer at the BMSO that by the time we get to this concert, that we will all be feeling a greater spirit of hope, and that this music may inspire that in our hearts.