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Sorrowful song

Leif Segerstam, conductor
Joanna Kozłowska, soprano
Ralf Långbacka, reciter

Jean Sibelius: Ett ensamt skidspår
Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 ”Symphony of Sorrowful Songs”

Children are separated from their parents, parents from
their children. War and terror drive people from their homes.
In Górecki’s ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’, the grief of a
mother who has lost her child coalesces into aching melodies,
and the boundless sorrow caused by war finds expression
in simple yet powerful music. The soloist is Polish vocal
star Joanna Kozłowska. Setting the mood is one of Jean Sibelius’s
last works, ‘A lonely ski trail’.

The length of the concert is approx. 1,5 h.

No intermission.