CSO to Perform Works of Tchaikovsky & Sibelius with Guest Conductor Anu Tali

Guest conductor Anu Tali will lead the CSO in an exceptional program showcasing works of Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and Pärt. In the hands of guest violinist Guy Braunstein, the first concertmaster of the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky's glorious violin concerto will sparkle and thunder as never before. Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 2 is an epic piece, filled with color, drama, and a sense of sweeping forward momentum. The quiet and moving work of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt pays sincere tribute to Benjamin Britten, one of the twentieth century's most illustrious composers.

The Columbus Symphony presents Tchaikovsky & Sibelius at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, at 8pm. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 228-8600 or (800) 745-3000. The CAPA Ticket Center will also be open two hours prior to each performance. Young people between the ages of 13-25 may purchase $5 PNC Arts Alive All Access tickets while available. For more information, visit www.GoFor5.com.

The 2013-14 Masterworks Series is made possible through the generous support of season sponsors Anne and Noel Melvin.

As one of the most intriguing young conductors on the scene today, Anu Tali belongs to a new generation of artists who are constantly searching for fresh musical ideas. Together with her twin sister Kadri, Tali founded the Nordic Symphony Orchestra in 1997 in order to develop cultural contacts between Estonia and Finland and to unite musicians from around the world. Today the Nordic Symphony Orchestra has members from 15 countries, bringing together musicians from some of the world's leading orchestras. Tali received the 2003 Cultural Award and 2004 Presidential Award of Estonia for her work introducing Estonian music to the world. She was also named 2006 Musician of the Year by the Estonian Broadcasting Corporation. Several broadcasting stations, amongst them ARTE, NHK Japan, YLE Finland, and Deutsche Welle, have produced documentaries about Tali's work.

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