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National Symphony Orchestra: Memory and Myth: Music by Sibelius and an NSO premiere
7:00 PM, 8:00 PM
In a symphonic exploration of legend and lore, visionary maestro David Robertson conducts Mnemosyne's Pool, an NSO co-commission from Grammy Award®winning composer Steven Mackey. Drawing inspiration from the Greek goddess of memory, Mackeys work tells the story of souls who dared drink from the river Mnemosyne in Hades, thereby bestowing eternal life in the Elysian Fields. Sibelius weaves Finnish mythology into music in The Swan of Tuonela, a tone poem depicting the heros quest to kill a mystical swan swimming through the Finnish realm of the dead.