First, the SMSO will team up with the talented musicians of the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra in a stirring rendition of Sibelius's popular tone poem Finlandia. This will be followed by Benjamin Britton's haunting and evocative song cycle Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings performed by the SMSO strings with popular regional vocalist Paul Mow and SMSO principle horn Lee Shirer. The evening will conclude with one of the last and greatest romantic symphonies, the second symphony of Sibelius. Join us for a pre-concert conversation beginning at 6:30pm with Music Director Robin Fountain as he will give insight to the performance. At the LMC Mendel Center Mainstage in Benton Harbor, concert starts at 7:30 pm.