Hannu Lintu, Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, has won international critical acclaim for his profound interpretations of a diverse range of repertoire from Beethoven and Berio to Schumann and Sibelius. The Finnish conductor, who marks his 50th birthday in October, is set to celebrate the centenary of his homeland's independence throughout 2017-18 with a series of guest dates with leading ensembles in the United States and Canada. "I always look forward to working in North America," he comments. "I have built very good relationships with several orchestras there and always enjoy making music with them."
Lintu returns to work with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for four concerts at the Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center on Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 September. They open with Sibelius's Finlandia, musical emblem of Finland's national independence, before turning to Dvorák's Violin Concerto with Hilary Hahn as soloist. The programme also comprises young Canadian composer Samy Moussa's A Globe Itself Infolding, an 11-minute meditation for organ and orchestra, and Shostakovich's Symphony No.1. "You would hear Finlandia played at a special celebration or festivity but never in the frame of an ordinary symphonic programme in Finland," observes Hannu Lintu. "I love the idea of combining Sibelius's symphonic poem with Samy Moussa's new piece for organ, Hilary Hahn's take on the Dvorák Violin Concerto and the work that brought international attention to the young Shostakovich."
9/21/2017 7:30 PM - 9/24/2017 4:30 PM
Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201