«The whole concert we called the «opening night» because we wanted to make new works that have never been here to play, and thus show the audience what we have in our country and what is happening in other countries», said artistic director and chief conductor of the BSO Fedoseyev. Program consists of works of the first works by Søderlind: Eighth Symphony «In memory of Sibelius» and «Variations on a theme of Karelian pastoral «.
«Søderlind wrote for our orchestra. This is a man who is imbued with love psychic to Russian culture, «said the conductor.
» Symphony contains the spirit of Sibelius, there’s even a replica of some of the works of this Finnish classics, but, nevertheless, it is dedicated to me, and «Variations» were created specifically for my 80th birthday and the Symphony Orchestra, «said the maestro.