Italian Inspiration and Finnish Feelings

This concert was played:

  1. Orfeo (excerpts)
  2. Concerto for two cellos and orchestra
  3. Symphony No. 2
  1. Klaus Mäkelä conductor and cello
  2. Louisa Tuck cello

Klaus Mäkela conducts music by Sibelius and Monteverdi, and is soloist together with Louisa Tuck in a concerto for two cellos by Vivaldi.

Jean Sibelius laid the foundations for his Symphony No. 2 during a stay in Italy in 1901. Deeply engaged in the myth of Don Juan as well as in Dante’s Divine Comedy, he considered both as titles for the music. Back home in Finland, he completed the work as a symphony, and the music was perceived as a powerful message in the Finnish struggle for independence.

Antonio Vivaldi wrote several hundred solo concertos, but only one for two cellos and orchestra. Here, cellist and chief conductor Klaus Mäkelä meets the Oslo Philharmonic’s principal cello Louisa Tuck for brilliant interplay.

The concert opens with music by Italy’s possibly greatest composer through the ages: Excerpts from the opera L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi.


  • Adult: 150 - 540 NOK
  • Senior: 150 - 430 NOK
  • Student: 150 - 270 NOK
  • Child: 150 NOK

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