So let's go into Shabbos with Finlandia - in a performance forwarded to us by Abq Jew's good friend, Julian Tepper. Julian writes:
It is difficult to believe that this is a performance of amateurs that comprise different orchestras and choruses. It is one of the most stirring Finlandias I have ever heard.
The conductor certainly understood the purpose of the music and demonstrated by his leadership that function need not be at war with inherent beauty.
I hope that everyone who reads this will share it with others. I admit that at times I had full-body goose bumps.Abq Jew says: Enjoy this performance! Good Shabbos!