February 28 - March 1 | 8 PM Abravanel Hall
Mark Wigglesworth, Conductor
Alexander Melnikov, Piano
Schnelzer - A Freak in Burbank
Grieg - Concerto in A minor for Piano and Orchestra
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2 in D major
Utah Symphony performs a pair of landmark Scandinavian works that were inspired by visits to Italy. Grieg was only 25 when he composed his Piano Concerto but he was already in command of a distinctly Norwegian musical voice. Sibelius wrote his epic 2nd Symphony three decades later when he was rapidly establishing himself as Finland's preeminent artist patriot.