Peter Stark, Avi Taler and Nicolò Foron conductors
Kaija Saariaho Asteroid 4179: Toutatis
Sibelius Symphony no 2 in D major op 43
Written during a spell in Italy, Sibelius’s Second Symphony was surely influenced by the composer’s immersion in the romantic legacy, not least in the work’s ultimately triumphant play on a three-note motif.
Here the RCM Philharmonic performs it alongside Kaija Saariaho’s Asteroid 4179: Toutatis, inspired by the asteroid that orbits closest to Earth, in a concert that will stir your soul and imagination.
SMART NOTES: Enjoy enhanced listening with real-time digital programme notes during this performance.
HEAR MORE: Explore some of the music featured in this programme at the RCM Sparks Lunchtime Concert for Schools.
Part of the Orchestral Masterworks series.