Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Sibelius Symphony No. 5
“God, what beauty!” wrote Sibelius in his diary about the sight that inspired his Fifth Symphony’s “swan theme”. More Romantic than Modern, Sibelius followed in the footsteps of Stravinsky, who also looked back to an earlier time — to the Classical period. Mozart, one of the icons of that era, opens the program.