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The London Philharmonic Orchestra continues its 2012/13 season at Brighton Dome on Saturday, February 2 at 7.30pm.

Their programme will be all Sibelius: Scene with Cranes, Canzonetta and Valse Triste (from Kuolema); Violin Concerto; and Symphony No. 4 – all adding up to an exploration of the turbulent life of Finland’s greatest composer.

Spokeswoman Libby Northcote‐Green said: “Sibelius’s inspiration for his Violin Concerto was given extra momentum by his rejection as a violinist for the Vienna Philharmonic, and now stands as a testament in music to the virtuoso that he never became.

“Meanwhile, his Fourth Symphony was written while the composer was fighting off financial woes and cancer, creating perhaps Sibelius’s most evocative and moving work.

“Extracts from the incidental music to Kuolema open the concert, including the ever popular Valse Triste, one of thecomposer’s signature pieces.”

The Orchestra is conducted by Finnish maestro Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.

Call 01273 709709 to buy tickets.