BSO: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 3pm

The Music Center

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Music Center

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Shostakovich confounded the Soviet authorities, who were expecting a triumphant symphony saluting Stalin, with his Ninth, the lightest and brightest of his symphonies. Legendary violinist Gil Shaham performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, often called the most perfect violin concerto ever written. Haydn’s penultimate symphony, known as the “Drumroll,” features high spirits, drama and a brilliantly dynamic finale.

JOHN STORGÅRDS, CONDUCTOR
GIL SHAHAM, VIOLIN

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
HAYDN Symphony No. 103, “Drumroll”

This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

BSO Mendelssohn

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