- Sibelius Spring Song
- Shaw Entr'acte
- Nielsen Symphony No. 4 “Inextinguishable”
The struggle, the wrestling, the generation and the wasting away go on today as yesterday, tomorrow as today, and everything returns. Music is life, and like it, inextinguishable.” As war ravaged Europe, Carl Nielsen responded with a Fourth Symphony whose thundering drums represent a struggle for the future of life itself. Sibelius, meanwhile, simply let the joys of nature flood over him: his Spring Song never gets any less fresh. Expect roof-raising energy from guest conductor Ryan Bancroft, plus an extraordinary postcard from America: a musical journey “to the other side of Alice’s looking glass” from Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw.