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University Philharmonia

Conductor Jonathan Tilbrook Sibelius En Saga Tchaikovsky Nutcracker: Suite Brahms Symphony No.3 in F, Op.90 Unlike the later tone-poems, Sibelius's powerfully original 'En Saga' (Fairy-tale, or Saga) of 1892 has no specific story upon which the music is based, being rather, in the composer's words, an 'adventure in an inner landscape', and a work in which the listener is invited to imagine their own narrative. Tchaikovsky's remarkable ballet music reveals the most extraordinary delicacy of orchestral colour and texture in conjuring the fantastical happenings of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King'. The concert closes with Brahms's gloriously optimistic and invigorating Third Symphony. The concert finishes at approximately 9.15pm