Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Chester Cathedral
Saint Werburgh Street


Jean SibeliusFinlandia, Op.26
Jean SibeliusSymphony no.5 in E flat major, Op.82
Jean SibeliusViolin Concerto in D minor, Op.47


Olivia Doflein – violin
Marco Bellasi – Conductor

Chester Philharmonic Orchestra

Programme Note

This year sees the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence and the orchestra are proud and honoured to be appointed as official partners by the Finnish Government in their anniversary celebrations. To honour this event the orchestra have chosen to perform an all Sibelius programme. The conductor, Italian Marco Bellasi and soloist from the Netherlands Olivia Doflein (formerly Scheepers), reflect the international emphasis of this event. We will hear Finlandia, The Violin Concerto and Symphony Number Five.

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