THE MERMAID

March 17-18, 2023 | Music Hall

Two mermaid-inspired musical adventures swim with Korngold’s gorgeously cinematic Violin Concerto.

Program

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Die schöne Melusine ("The Fair Melusine")

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto

ALEXANDER VON ZEMLINSKY: Die Seejungfrau ("The Mermaid")

Artists

Kevin John Edusei, conductor

Simone Lamsma, violin

Venue

Music Hall

Series

Series 2

What's Interesting

Mermaid tales inspired thrilling musical adventures from Mendelssohn and Zemlinsky. Mendelssohn’s work is brief but fiery, while Zemlinsky’s Die Seejungfrau takes us through the dramas of Hans Christian Andersen’s original Little Mermaid. Kevin John Edusei leads the CSO, and Simone Lamsma, whose playing is “absolutely stunning” (Chicago Tribune), returns to perform Korngold’s gorgeously cinematic Violin Concerto.

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