About Listening with Elgar and Sibelius

Sibelius in his tree root chair in the Ainola Grounds

Elgar and Sibelius, working at the same period in history but in completely different settings, are both famous for capturing the sounds of nature in their music. In advance of this afternoon’s performance, conductor of the acclaimed Carice Singers George Parris explores the details and nuances of this, using examples from choral works by each composer to illustrate his remarks.