Artist-in-residence Guy Braunstein both conducts and performs as violin soloist in a program that pulls music from thin air.
WALKER: Lyric for Strings
OHAD BEN-ARI: Forgiveness and Hope [U.S. Premiere]
SCHOENBERG: Verklärte Nacht
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Scottish
Guy Braunstein, conductor, violin, artist-in-residence
Concert DurationAbout 2 hours with intermission
This concert is part of Series 3
- Composer and Pianist George Walker was the first African American to attend the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1996.
- Verklärte Nacht ("Transfigured Night"), sublime early music from 20th musical radical Arnold Schoenberg, is utterly lush and romantic and follows a relationship in despair transformed by love.
- Mendelssohn had a fondness for travel. In the ruins of Holyrood Palace, he wrote, “Everything around is broken and moldering, and the bright sky shines in. I believe I found the beginning of my [Scottish] symphony.”