Music born from nature, speaking straight to the heart.

“Earth, nothing more. Earth, nothing less. And let that be enough for you…” For some composers, nature isn’t just an inspiration for music. Nature is music. Sibelius imagined his Second Symphony as a great river of melody. And John Luther Adams’s new choral epic Vespers of the Blessed Earth turns images of clouds, canyons and endangered birds into sounds of soul-shaking beauty. Join us, and witness the birth of a masterpiece.

About Sibelius Symphony No.2

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Symphony No. (Finale) Sibelius

Full programme

  • Adams, Vespers of the Blessed Earth (CBSO Commission: UK premiere)  (49mins)
  • Sibelius, Symphony No.2  (43mins)


  • Headshot of Ludovic Morlot tying a bowtie.

    Ludovic Morlot

  • Katie Trethewey

  • Photograph of the CBSO Chorus in the choir stalls of Symphony Hall.

    CBSO Chorus

  • Photograph of a young woman singing in the chorus

    University of Birmingham Voices