Program IV: Salonen, Saariaho, Beethoven

Berkeley Symphony

Berkeley Symphony  Program IV: Salonen, Saariaho, Beethoven

The final concert of the season features two works written during the last decade by two of Finland’s most influential composers. Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx, named after the Greek goddess of night, weaves a tapestry of shimmering textures and otherworldly waves of sound. Kaija Saariaho’s Adriana Songs, from her second opera Adriana Mater, explores the experience of bringing a child into the world during a time of war and global hostilities. The program concludes with Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 5.

Pre-Concert Talk: 7:10 pm – Free admission for all ticket holders.

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Nyx (Bay Area Premiere)


Adriana Songs (Bay Area Premiere)


Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67


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