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Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 brings to mind breathtaking landscapes in this concert that celebrates the beauty of the outdoors with multi-media images to transport the listener to fresh nature spaces and firs beneath a midnight sun. Complemented with Jessie Montgomery’s Banner, a rhapsody on the theme of the Star-Spangled Banner. The MSO’s opening concert is a tribute to our country, the beauty it holds, the struggles we have overcome and those still to be conquered.
Jessie Montgomery's Banner
Sibelius' Symphony No. 2
About Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 2
The Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43, by Jean Sibelius was started in winter 1901 in Rapallo, Italy, shortly after the successful premiere of the popular Finlandia, and finished in 1902 in Finland. Sibelius said, "My second symphony is a confession of the soul."
Allegretto – Poco allegro – Tranquillo, ma poco a poco ravvivando il tempo all'allegro – Poco largamente – Tempo I – Poco allegro (in D major)
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 (in D minor)
Vivacissimo – Lento e soave – Tempo primo – Lento e soave – (attacca) (in B♭ major)
Finale: Allegro moderato – Moderato assai – Meno moderato e poco a poco ravvivando il tempo – Tempo I – Largamente e pesante – Poco largamente – Molto largamente (in D major)
It is his longest symphony, with a duration of approximately 45 minutes.
About Jessie Montgomery's Banner
“Many composers would have been wary of a commission to write a tribute to the 200th anniversary of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’. Ms. Montgomery readily accepted the challeng. Writing an urgent, inventive piece titled ‘Banner’, she daringly transforms the anthem, folding it into a teaming score to create a musical melting pot.” — New York Times
About the Mansfield Symphony
The Mansfield Symphony was founded in December 1930 by Eugene Weinberger, who formed the group under the premise of creating a collaborative organization that serves the community in many ways. Since then, the Mansfield Symphony has grown from a fine regional orchestra into a professional orchestra with a rich musical legacy that... Read More About Mansfield Symphony
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