Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Love, Leila, and Luther – Rutland

PROGRAM UPDATE: Due to illness, violinist Leila Josefowicz has had to cancel this weekend’s appearances with the VSO. The program will instead feature violinist Shannon Lee performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

Preceded at 2:00 pm by Musically Speaking, a free pre-concert discussion that provides entertaining insight into the program.

VSO Music Director Jaime Laredo conducts a program opening with Richard Wagner’s luscious, yearning Prelude und Liebestod, comprised of themes from the beginning and end of his epic four-hour opera Tristan and Isolde. The program closes with Felix Mendelssohn’s fifth symphony, given the name “Reformation Symphony” by Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny because it was written to honor a key event of the Protestant Reformation.

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WAGNER – Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
TCHAIKOVSKY – Violin Concerto
MENDELSSOHN – Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

Jaime Laredo, conductor
Shannon Lee, violin