The YSO looks to two composers who were National Heroes in their homelands—Dmitri Shostakovich in Russia and Jean Sibelius in Finland, and commemorates the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a piece using Robert Kennedy’s speech in the wake of MLK’s tragic assassination.
HORTON Make Gentle the Life of This World
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
Guest Artist: Natasha Paremski, piano