Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy

Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:30PM
MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center

Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy

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Masterworks 4: Mendelssohn’s Italy

Performed in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School

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
The Symphony is pleased to offer online recordings of Professor Will’s Saturday lectures free of charge. All Sunday ticket holders will receive an email at 6am on Sunday, March 24 with a link to the lecture recording.

On Sunday afternoon, there is ample free parking located just a short walk away from the auditorium.

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