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University Philharmonia Orchestra & University Choir

  1. Tuesday December 11 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium

Oriol Sans, conductor.

The UPO performs Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, probably the composer’s most affirmative musical utterance. The famous “Swan Hymn,” a theme inspired by the vision of 16 swans taking off over the water, pervades the last movement and culminates in a triumphal and unexpected ending. The symphony will conclude the evening’s concert with the University Choir performing Claude Debussy’s Nocturnes in the composer’s own revision that only increased its enchantingly foggy and delicate character. The program opens with Beethoven’s fourth and final attempt at an overture for his only opera, Fidelio.

PROGRAM: Beethoven- Fidelio Overture; Debussy-Nocturnes; Sibelius- Symphony No. 5

Free - no tickets required