Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy

Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:00PM
Old Cabell Hall

Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy
Tickets On Sale June 5 at 10 am

Performed at Old Cabell Hall, on Grounds at U.Va.

Part of the 2018-2019 Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia season

Mendelssohn’s Italy

Benjamin Rous, Conductor
Joseph Lin, Violin

BARTOK Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117 (1938)
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 ‘Italian’ (1834)

Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony is one of the best-known and most-performed symphonies in the orchestral literature. Sunny and endlessly tuneful, it was inspired by the composer’s travels throughout Italy in the 1830’s. Joseph Lin, former First Violin in the renowned Julliard String Quartet, joins the orchestra for Bartok’s folk-inflected Second Violin Concerto, a work of intense virtuosity, colorful orchestral flourishes and impish humor.

Pre-Concert Lecture
Join UVA Associate Professor of Music Richard Will for a Pre-Concert Lecture on Saturday, March 23 at 7:15pm in the Minor Hall Auditorium.

For the Saturday night concert, free parking is available in the Central Grounds Parking Garage.

2018-19 Season subscriptions are on sale now through the Charlottesville Symphony website