Roman Festivals

December 6, 2019Friday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
December 7, 2019Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
December 8, 2019Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel

Tickets from $35 | Van Wezel Seat Layout


ELGAR    In the South

BRUCH    Violin Concerto No. 1

RESPIGHI    Fountains of Rome

RESPIGHI    Roman Festivals

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Travel to ancient Rome, without leaving your seat. Respighi's beloved symphonic poems, Fountains of Rome and Roman Festivals, take the audience on a delightfully colorful tour of the legendary city. Elgar’s In the South connects the dots between a family vacation in Italy and ghosts of history past. Bruch’s touching and fiercely virtuosic Violin Concerto, featuring young violinist Alexi Kenney—“a talent to watch,” according to The New York Times—complements this musical journey.


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