Minor Matters

7:00PM, Monday, March 25, 2024
The Plaza Live
425 N. Bumby Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Chelsea Gallo,guest conductor
Washington Garcia,piano
MENDELSSOHN– The Hebrides, a.k.a. Fingal’s Cave
MOZART– Piano Concerto No. 20
BRUCKNER– Overture
SCHUBERT– Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”​

The works on this program may all be in the Minor mode, but they are not minor matters! OPO Principal Guest Conductor Chelsea Gallo leads the Philharmonic in captivating musical offerings. To wit, acclaimed Pianist Washington Garcia solos in Mozart’s Concerto, whose turbulent mood engages with dark beauty and intensity. Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony presents us with a possibly unanswerable question: if its two movements are so beautifully imagined and brilliantly executed, leading to the final satisfying measures, how can it be considered anything but gloriously “finished”? Opening the concert, Mendelssohn sets waves a-rollin’ in Fingal’s Cave, the eerie concert overture inspired by his visit to Scotland.


Chelsea Gallo
guest conductor
Assistant Conductor
Washington Garcia