This performance will feature one of the most beloved violin concertos ever composed. Filled with soaring romantic melodies and splendid grandeur, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is sure to grab your heart and not let go. We are thrilled to feature award-winning soloist Jinjoo Cho.
The Third Symphony of Jean Sibelius opens the concert. In this lesser-known work by the most famous of Finns, a cheerful Allegro and pastoral Andantino precede a brief scherzo, which melts away into a finale filled with noble triumph. The symphony is followed by a piece that it inspired – Rick Robinson’s Essay No. 1 “After Sibelius”. Robinson was a member of the bass section of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for over twenty years, has performed numerous times with the Canton Symphony, and has made a name for himself as an arranger of orchestral works for chamber ensembles. The compositional style of Sibelius and the thematic material of his Third Symphony are heard in a new light in Robinson’s beautifully crafted musical homage.