The Firebird

Featuring Elina Vähälä
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University Campus
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Look forward to exceptional performances of Sibelius’ profoundly beautiful violin concerto by US-born Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä.

Program

Andreia PINTO CORREIACiprés
SIBELIUS / Violin Concerto
MUSSORGSKY / Prelude to Khovanshchina
STRAVINSKY / The Firebird Suite (1919)


Andreia Pinto Correia's music—described by the Boston Globe as “compellingly meditative” and by the New York Times as an “aural fabric”—is characterized by close attention to harmonic detail and timbral color. Following a family tradition of scholars and writers, her work often reflects the influence of literary sources from the Iberian Peninsula and beyond.

Performers

Nell Flanders, conductor
Elina Vähälä, violin


Born in the US and raised in Finland, Elina Vähälä made her orchestral debut with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve and was later chosen by Osmo Vänskä as the orchestra’s “Young Master Soloist.” Since then, her career has continued to develop on the international stage, winning praise from audiences and musicians alike. Elina Vähälä appears regularly with all of the key Finnish orchestras and as a guest of countless high-profile orchestras across the globe such as Houston Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Dortmund Philharmoniker, Istanbul State Symphony, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, and RTVE Spanish Radio Orchestra. 

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