Beethoven’s radiant reimagining of his Violin Concerto is seldom performed; for that reason, pianist Claire Huangci’s rendition is a rare treat. David Danzmayr – “extremely good, concise, clear, incisive and expressive” (The Herald) – returns to conduct this program, which concludes with Mendelssohn’s Third Symphony; just before beginning this stormy and songful symphony, Mendelssohn wrote a letter from Edinburgh claiming, “Everything around is broken and moldering, and the bright sky shines in. I believe I found today in the old chapel the beginning of my Scottish Symphony.”


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