Spheres – Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra, cond. Atso Almila
The first concert given by the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra in 2019 marks the culmination of Atso Almila’s six-year term as Professor of Conducting and Orchestral Training. The opening number is the ethereal overture to Richard Wagner’s opera Lohengrin. Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 9, his last completed work, is a grand monument of which the legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan said that it is music that “is coming from another world, it is coming from eternity”.
Richard Wagner: Lohengrin Overture
Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 9