Sinfonia da Camera Season Finale: Mahler’s Fourth Symphony
Peiqi Huang, soprano
In their 39th season finale, Sinfonia da Camera presents an eclectic collection of works by Fauré, Mendelssohn, and Mahler. The program opens with Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, assembled from incidental music he composed in 1898 for a performance in London of Maeterlinck’s Symbolist play about forbidden love, Pelléas et Mélisande. Sinfonia da Camera then welcomes violinist, Andrés Cárdenes, in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. One of the most performed and beloved violin concertos, Mendelssohn’s work displays deep romantic feeling, melodic polish, and refinement and would influence the development and evolution of the concerto for the next century. The 39th season concludes with Mahler’s heavenly Symphony No. 4. Composed in 1899-1900 while he was consumed with the Herculean task of running Vienna’s Imperial Opera, Mahler managed to sketch the whole work in just 10 days! Maestro Hobson invites you celebrate Sinfonia da Camera’s 39th season finale with one of Mahler’s most hopeful and uplifting symphonies.
Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major
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