Kirk Muspratt, Music Director
Featuring Guest Violinist Esme Arias-Kim
16-year-old violinist Esme Kim Arias, winner of the 2022 Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concerto Competition, joins New Philharmonic for Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. The master film composer of Hollywood’s golden age transformed his movie themes into one of the best-loved concertos of the 20th century. The program also features Finlandia, Jean Sibelious’ tone poem depicting the historical struggles of the Finnish people, and George Enescu’s joyful Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major.