The Yale School of Music presents the Yale Philharmonia with guest conductor Sarah Ioannides on Friday, November 6 at 7:30 pm in Woolsey Hall.
The concert is part of New Haven's Northern Lights Festival, in which the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and YSM celebrate the 150th anniversary of the births of Scandinavian composers Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen. The Nov. 6 concert features Sibelius' first two symphonies: the Symphony No. 1 in E minor (1899) and Symphony No. 2 in D major (1902).
Both symphonies, written by a composer in his thirties just beginning to be known on international stages, are among the Sibelius works that tie in with Finland's struggles for political freedom from the Russian Empire.
The New York Times describes Sarah Ioannides as a conductor with “unquestionable strength and authority.” Her dynamic presence has earned praise from audiences and critics worldwide, and her career spans engagements on five continents. This will be her first time conducting the Yale Philharmonia.
Tickets start at $10, $5 with student ID, with a $3 surcharge when purchasing at the door (in Woolsey Hall after 4pm on the day of the concert). Purchase online or call the box office at 203 432-4158. The concert will also stream live online.