Orli Shaham Plays Mozart

7:30PM, Saturday, October 15, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center – Steinmetz Hall
445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
3:30PM, Sunday, October 16, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center – Steinmetz Hall
445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Eric Jacobsen,conductor
Orli Shaham,violin
BOLOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES– Three excerpts from L’amant anonyme
MOZART– Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488
DAVID ROBERTSON– Piano Concerto (Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra commission; World Premiere)
MENDELSSOHN– Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

It was inevitable that 21-year-old Mendelssohn would fall in love with Italy…its sun-drenched landscapes and the warmth of its people. This love found exuberant expression in his “Italian” Symphony (“blue sky in A Major,” he dubbed it.) Orli Shaham (“a commanding, powerful performance” ~ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) solos in two piano concertos: David Robertson’s in its world premiere and Mozart’s popular 23rd with a ravishing Adagio of haunting depth. Plus, orchestral excerpts from The Anonymous Lover, an opera by 18th century Afro-French composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges.