Summer 2022

Saturday, 9th July 2022, 7.30pm, St Francis’, Birmingham


  • Nielsen’s Symphony No. 2, “The Four Temperaments”
  • Grieg’s Symphonic Dances
  • Sibelius’ Finlandia

South Birmingham Sinfonia return to Bournville for their first concert since lockdown, with Music Director, Sabrina Ko, and Leader, James Hamilton.

Featuring an exciting programme by Scandinavian composers, the ‘Northern Lights’ are: Edvard Grieg from Norway; Jean Sibelius from Finland; and Carl Nielsen from Denmark. In Nielsen’s 2nd Symphony, each of the four movements represents a different mood: choleric, phlegmatic, melancholic, and sanguine. Grieg’s Symphonic Dances include lively melodies inspired by Norwegian folk music. Sibelius’ Finlandia remains a powerful anthem for Finnish independence.