Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Jean Sibelius

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Jean Sibelius at home Santeri Levas [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons

In 1899, Finnish composer Jean Sibelius began work on a tone poem that has become Finland's unofficial second national anthem. On Friday's Performance Today, we'll take you to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a performance of Finlandia. There's more of Sibelius in the second hour: a concert performance of the symphony that Sibelius premiered on his 50th birthday.