Janne Nisonen, conductor
Darren Acosta, trombone
Felix Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream op.21
Jukka Tiensuu: Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, ‘Suuna’ (2017)
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 3 in A minor op. 56 ‘Scottish’
Darren Acosta, who plays Principal Trombone with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, premiered Jukka Tiensuu’s Trombone Concerto at the beginning of 2019. Hailed by reviewers as an instant classic, the work is now being presented to concertgoers in Turku. The concert opens with the slumbery and feather-light Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn, who also concludes the programme with reflections on the landscapes and moods of Scotland in his Third Symphony. Versatile musician and conductor Janne Nisonen is in charge.