Summer to Winter

Masterworks 3

January 4, 2019Friday | 8:00 pm | Neel PAC (Bradenton, FL)
January 5, 2019Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
January 6, 2019Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel

Effusively lyrical... hair-raisingly virtuosic.

The Guardian London

Experience the seasons in reverse. The promise of warm summer nights comes to life in Mendelssohn’s irrepressible overture. Schumann’s Spring Symphony overflows with the joyous sounds of nature reawakening. Finally, Grammy Award-winning violinist James Ehnes, who makes his home in Bradenton and is one of the most sought-after violinists on the internation stage, joins Sarasota Orchestra for Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1. Shostakovich put this rich, “subversive” work on the shelf for seven years, until after Stalin’s death. The concerto depicts winter’s harsh, crystalline beauty, with anti-Stalinist themes ever present beneath the surface.


MENDELSSOHN  Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream

SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 1 (Spring)

SHOSTAKOVICH   Violin Concerto No. 1


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