TRANSFIGURED NIGHT

April 25-26 | Music Hall
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Artist-in-residence Guy Braunstein both conducts and performs as violin soloist in a program that pulls music from thin air.

Program

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

Artists

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

Venue

Music Hall

Ticket Prices

$14-$130

Concert Duration

About 2 hours with intermission

Series

This concert is part of Series 3

What's Interesting

  • 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.”