About This Event
Finnish conductor John Storgårds returns to lead an intriguing program of works from Norway, Finland, and Czechoslovakia. In her BSO debut, Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta performs Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů's attractive, neoclassical Cello Concerto No. 1. Paying tribute to the 18th-century Norwegian playwright Ludwig Holberg, Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg references Baroque music in his charming and familiar Holberg
Suite. The young Finnish composer Outi Tarkiainen wrote her Midnight Sun Variations
, "variations on the light when the sun never sets in the arctic summer night," for the 2019 BBC Proms. Her great Finnish predecessor Jean Sibelius's Third Symphony is one of his sunniest and most optimistic works.