Tuesday, November 30, 2021 • 7:30 p.m.
A Confession Of The Soul
Blair Francis Paponiu, Flute
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK- Fanfare on Amazing Grace
MOZART- Flute Concerto No.1
SIBELIUS- Symphony No.2
After completing his Symphony No. 2 in 1992, Finnish composer Jean Sibelius stated, "My second symphony is a confession of the soul." Composed during a winter spent in Italy, the piece begins simply and quietly before melting into some of the warmest music he would ever write. Featured on the program is UofSC's School of Music Alumna Blair Francis Paponiu, a flutist in the Naples Philharmonic, performing Mozart's joyous G major flute concerto, and opening the concert is Adolphus Hailstork's Fanfare on Amazing Grace, a piece recently heard at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.