Saturday 23 Sep 2017, 8pmKonzerthaus, Dortmund

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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Pekka Kuusisto violin

Saariaho Lumière et pesanteur

Sibelius Symphony No. 6

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Bjarnason Violin Concerto

Sibelius Symphony No. 7

Esa-Pekka Salonen brings the work of two Finnish musical giants to Dortmund’s Konzerthaus. Opening the programme, Kaija Saariaho’s Lumière et pesanteur inspired by the life of French philosopher and freedom fighter Simon Weil, while Sibelius’ distinctive Sixth and Seventh symphonies were shaped by the culture of the composer’s homeland. Framed by the symphonies, the world premiere of a Violin Concerto by Daníel Bjarnason, a composer whom Time Out New York has described as “coming eerily close to defining classical music’s undefinable brave new world”.