REINHARDT CONDUCTS MENDELSSOHN'S ITALIAN

May 14-16, 2021 | 2 pm & 7:30 pm | Music Hall

Conductor Ruth Reinhardt leads the CSO in a colorful season finale.

Program

SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Classical

GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ: Concerto for String Orchestra

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Italian

Artists

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor

Venue

Music Hall

Ticket Prices

From $14

Concert Duration

Approximately 75 minutes with no intermission

What's Interesting

  • We’re so glad to have you back at Music Hall! These in-person concerts will be socially distanced, limited capacity and will adhere to all safety protocols.
  • Conductor Ruth Reinhardt is “an incisive musician of real depth” (The Dallas Morning News) and has quickly grown a reputation for her musical intelligence, programmatic imagination, and elegant performances.
  • Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, composed without a piano to express “more transparent orchestral colors,” derives its nickname from the composer’s wish that one day the symphony “might itself turn out to be a classic.”
  • Grażyna Bacewicz’s Concerto for String Orchestra is explosive and sweeping, commonly regarded as her opus magnum or even her “Ninth Symphony.”
  • Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 recounts the composer’s time in Italy, evoking the vast Italian countryside and interpreting traditional Italian dance music in a whirlwind finale.