April 25-26, 2020 | Music Hall

Artist-in-residence Guy Braunstein pulls music from thin air as he conducts and performs as violin soloist.


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


Music Hall

Ticket Prices


Concert Duration

About 2 hours with intermission


This concert is part of Series 3

What's Interesting

  • The CSO goes full strings with guest violinist Guy Braunstein, featuring Mendelssohn’s masterpiece inspired by Scottish ruins.
  • Verklärte Nacht ("Transfigured Night") is sublime early music from Schoenberg at his most lush and romantic.
  • 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. 

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