Friday Fun: Watch the Great Necks Trio Perform Excerpts from Sibelius’ ‘Finlandia’

Here’s a cool piece that really shows the power and depth a guitar trio is capable of. In this brand-new video, The Great NecksAdam Levin, Scott Borg and Matthew Rohde—offer excerpts from Borg’s arrangement of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ wonderful (and famous) work Finlandia, Op. 26, written between 1899 and 1900. There’s lots of interesting activity going on in this one! Finlandia was the lead track on the trio’s excellent and super-imaginative Original Arrangements for Three Guitars album, which came out in the fall of 2018. The video was shot at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic chapel in Catonsville, Maryland (just west of Baltimore); a lovely setting indeed! In the video, that’s Adam on the left, Matthew in the center and Scott on the right.—Blair Jackson


Jean Sibelius