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 Light Forming, A Piano Concerto 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.
7:30PM, Saturday, October 15, 2022
3:30PM, Sunday, October 16, 2022