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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

Saturday, February 22

MEET THE MUSIC

Join us one hour before this concert for Meet the Music. Led by MSO musicians and local music experts, this engaging and informative discussion about the music is free for all patrons attending the performance.

Sunday, February 23

MEET THE MUSIC

Join us one hour before this concert for Meet the Music. Led by MSO musicians and local music experts, this engaging and informative discussion about the music is free for all patrons attending the performance.

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