Torrid emotions often lie beneath a cool exterior. An extroverted persona may conceal calmer waters of spiritual depth. This program looks at this fascinating paradox. Lalo's violin concerto, Symphonie Espagnole, brings all the fiery rhythms and melodic fantasy one would expect from the title. Yet, its real strength lies in its cool, French, offhand style. Internationally acclaimed prodigy Chad Hoopes takes the lead. While Sibelius' Second Symphony seems calmly pastorale at first, underneath you'll discover a burning passion for his Finnish fatherland.