This coming year will be a watershed for the ADO in many ways. There are a number of initiatives the management have been working on, some which have taken several years of pre-development behind the scenes, and one new one which won’t be up and running until 2019. More information about these activities, as I am reliably informed, will be released soon.
Our concerts this coming season send us on a journey of discovery of works that remain under-represented in the concert hall. Sibelius’s Symphony No.3 in C major is really one of the forgotten children of the Finnish master’s symphonic output. I’ve never quite understood why this is so, as it is truly a wonderful work. The second symphony from the Nordic Archipelago that we are going to tackle is Kurt Atterberg’s Symphony No.3 (‘West Coast Pictures’). How and why this symphony remains almost univerally unknown is indeed baffling. Continue Reading →