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Masur Conducts Mendelssohn

Concert Details

Mendelssohn’s “Italian” symphony was inspired by a tour from Milan to Naples, calling to mind sunny Roman landscapes. “This is Italy!,” wrote Mendelssohn, “And now has begun what I have always thought to be the supreme joy in life.” Music Director Ken-David Masur also leads Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto which abounds with youth and vigor, and was written as a showpiece for Beethoven himself. Orion Weiss, a pianist “with virtuosity to spare” (Washington Post), performs the Beethoven.

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The MSO Steinway piano was made possible through a generous gift from Michael & Jeanne Schmitz

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Start Time

8:00p on Saturday, February 22

2:30p on Sunday, February 23

conductor

Ken-David Masur

piano

Orion Weiss

Mendelssohn

Trumpet Overture in C major, Opus 101

Beethoven

Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 19

Gabrieli

Canzoni

Michele Dall’Ongaro

La primavera

Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Opus 90, “Italian”