Felix Mendelssohn’s youthful sojourn to Italy inspired one of his greatest works, the “Italian” Symphony. This music is full of joy and vitality—much like Mozart’s bubbly overture, which opens the program.
Chinese-American composer Chen Yi is already quite established as a very important living composer, and her piece Shuo for string orchestra is a shimmering and sparkling mix of Eastern and Western musical traditions.
Cellist Tony Rymer is a rising star in the world of classical music. We are thrilled to welcome him to our stage to perform Robert Schumann’s entrancing cello concerto.