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.
All concerts begin at 7:30 pm and are preceded at 6:30 pm by Musically Speaking, a free pre-concert discussion that provides entertaining insight into the evening’s 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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Sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental and Barbara Wessel.
Guest artists this season are made possible in part by the Concert Artists Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation.
WAGNER – Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
TCHAIKOVSKY – Violin Concerto
MENDELSSOHN – Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Shannon Lee, violin