Sibelius’s First Symphony

Ideas of North Festival

NAC Southam Hall

NAC Southam Hall

Yosuke Kawasaki

Fred Cattroll

NAC Co-commission

  • Sibelius Tapiola
  • Alexina Louie Concerto for three violins*
  • Sibelius Symphony No. 1

ALEXANDER SHELLEY presents three outstanding violin virtuosi in a new work by celebrated Canadian composer Alexina Louie. Sibelius’s first symphony, evoking brooding Nordic landscapes, opens our festival.

*Sesquicentennial co-commission for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, NAC Orchestra, and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.