Carlos Kalmar, conductor. The sweeping Inextinguishable Symphony, written against the backdrop of World War I, conveys, in Nielsen’s words, “The elemental Will of Life. Music is Life and, like it, inextinguishable.” (A duel between two sets of timpani in the finale is a highlight!) This intriguing program also features Simone Lamsma, a rising star violinist with technique to burn, performing Britten’s Violin Concerto—music that is at once tender and lyrical, spirited and passion-filled. More info: cincinnatisymphony.org.
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