Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5

Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Thierry Fischer leads a program inspired by the striking Nordic landscape and the passions of its people. Sibelius’ Finlandia powerfully evokes his country’s struggles toward freedom while his Symphony No. 5 was commissioned by the Finnish government in celebration of his 50th birthday; the euphoric finale was inspired by Sibelius’ sighting of a flock of swans that soared “into the solar haze like a silver ribbon.” Plus, 2022-23 Artist-in-Association Emmanuel Pahud returns to give the U.S. premiere of a new flute concerto by Erkki-Sven Tüür, the frontman of one of Estonia’s most popular rock bands.

This concert also takes place at the Val A. Browning Center in Ogden on Thursday, April 20. View details >>


Join us for a pre-concert chat about the evening’s program with Associate Conductor Ben Manis starting 45 minutes before the concert begins in the First Tier Room.

Enjoy performances by members of our Youth Guild in the lobby before the performance begins.

Complete a Behind the Music card found at the tables and bring it to the gift shop for a discount and to enter a drawing for free tickets.



SIBELIUS: Finlandia
ERKKI-SVEN TÜÜR: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (US Premiere)
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5


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ACCESSIBILITY: We are committed to making our performances and venues accessible to all of our patrons.

GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds. View Terms of Sale here.



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