Mozart & Mendelssohn

April 15 - 18, 2021  
Streaming available April 22 - 27

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MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3

David Coucheron, violin

MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No. 9 in C Major

Sarasota Orchestra welcomes Conductor Stephen Mulligan and violinist David Coucheron to Holley Hall in a program featuring Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3. Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, David Coucheron has given solo recitals across the U.S., Europe and Asia and was the youngest concertmaster of any major American Orchestra when he joined the Atlanta Symphony. Stephen Mulligan, most recently Associate Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony, will lead Mendelssohn's Sinfonia No. 9, written when the composer was only 14.  Recognized early as a child prodigy, young Felix Mendelssohn wrote no fewer than 12 string symphonies between the ages of 12-14. The Sinfonia No. 9 is bustling with the energy of youth, and features a yodeling song in the third movement, a tribute to a Swiss vacation from which the young Mendelssohn had recently returned. 


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