Performance Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 8 PM

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Mahler and Sibelius drew inspiration from nature, and the myths and poetry of their homelands. Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder is a melancholy but piercingly beautiful song cycle set to texts by Friedrich Rückert. There are brooding qualities in Sibelius’s innovative one-movement Symphony No. 7, but the work also boasts elemental power and stunning orchestration. The power of his Violin Concerto is derived from the tremendous technical demands made of the soloist. From its opening measures, the soloist is engaged, playing the opening theme and one of the most stunning cadenzas in all of music.


  • The MET Orchestra
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor
  • Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
  • Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-Soprano


  • MAHLER Blumine
  • SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
  • MAHLER Kindertotenlieder
  • SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.


SIBELIUS Violin Concerto (Allegro moderato)
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin | Thomas Dausgaard, Conductor | Danish National Symphony Orchestra

This performance is part of The MET Orchestra.