Week of January 4, 2010
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Robert Cohen, cello
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SIBELIUS: Pelleas and Melisande
BEAMISH: Cello Concerto No. 2, The Song Gatherer
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5, Reformation
STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite -Minnesota Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowvaczewski, conductor (Vox 3016)
Robert Cohen's grandfather fled Poland ahead of the Nazis, settling first in South Africa, then in England. Britain's Sally Beamish has created a beautiful new cello concerto for Cohen based on the folksongs and birdsongs that his grandfather heard throughout his tumultuous life. The world premiere comes to Minnesota.
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