March 17-18, 2023
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Die schöne Melusine ("The Fair Melusine")
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto
ALEXANDER VON ZEMLINSKY: Die Seejungfrau ("The Mermaid")
Grieg’s musical embodiment of Ibsen’s tale comes to life at Music Hall.
DANÍEL BJARNASON: Violin Concerto
EDVARD GRIEG: Peer Gynt [concert-staged production]
Louis Langrée, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
A Norwegian fairy tale comes to life in Music Hall with a concert staging of Grieg’s enchanting score to Ibsen’s play, created and directed by Bill Barclay, former Director of Music at Shakespeare's Globe. Louis Langrée leads the Orchestra and cast, including soprano Camilla Tilling and the May Festival Chorus. Bjarnason’s Violin Concerto opens the program with whimsical whistling by soloist Pekka Kuusisto, for whom the concerto was written.