Kullervo is Sibelius’ first major work. It is a five-movement symphonic poem for orchestra, soloists and male voice choir. It was heard five times from its inception in 1892 until 1893 before the composer inextricably withdrew it. Since the composer’s death in 1957 the world has started to hear performances and it is now recognised as being a stunning if unconventional contribution to the orchestral repertoire. We are going to study four of the movements in this Workshop Day – omitting the third.
For further information and an application form – orchestra player or singer – contact Rupert Bond on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07900 842454.
Date/time: Saturday 6 February 2016, 09.45 - 17.00
Informal performance at 16.00