Lahti Symphony Orchestra performs Orpheus Undone at Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland

Thursday, November 7, 20246:30pm

Ankkurikatu 7, 15140
Lahti, Finland


Missy Mazzoli: Orpheus Undone
Philip Glass: Violin Concerto No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Duration 2h, inc. 20 min intermission

The minimalist Philip Glass tailored his most beloved concert piece for a man like his father; a listener who enjoys music with his heart rather than his brain. ‘It’s entertaining, yes,’ Glass has said, ‘but that’s the way it should be. After all, it’s for my father.’ New music specialist Mari Samuelsen makes her debut in Lahti with a piece full of hypnotic rhythms that will get your feet tapping.

Missy Mazzoli, winner of Musical America’s 2022 Composer of the Year Award, is one of the most frequently played contemporary composers. Orpheus Undone, written for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, is a tone poem based on a Greek myth and a flight of fancy about a moment that changes everything: Eurydice is dead, and Orpheus must embark on a daring rescue mission to the Underworld in the name of love.

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