April 25-26, 2020 | Music Hall

These concerts are canceled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Ticket info.


WALKER: Lyric for Strings
OHAD BEN-ARI: Forgiveness and Hope [World Premiere]
SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Scottish


Guy Braunstein, conductor, violin, artist-in-residence


Music Hall

Ticket Prices

From $14

Concert Duration

About 2 hours with intermission


This concert is part of Series 3

What's Interesting

  • The CSO goes full strings with artist-in-residence Guy Braunstein, featuring Mendelssohn’s masterpiece inspired by Scottish ruins.
  • Braunstein is the youngest ever to be appointed Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic.
  • Verklärte Nacht ("Transfigured Night") is sublime early music from Schoenberg at his most lush and romantic. Lush, lyrical and beautiful? Check.
  • Pulitzer Prize winner George Walker was a composer and a pianist, and the first African American to attend the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. This piece is his tender dedication to his grandmother. 
  • Music For All: $10 first-timer tickets and Pay What You Wish discounts are available for the Friday performance.

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