Celebrating 200 Years of Mendelssohn
The Philharmonic celebrated Mendelssohn’s 200th birthday with a program including his beloved Violin Concerto, with Anne-Sophie Mutter as soloist, and the magical evocation of Die erste Walpurgisnacht.
Overture to Ruy Blas, Op. 95 (1839)
Concerto in E minor for Violin a...
Alan Gilbert Conducts Mendelssohn’s Elijah
Alan Gilbert conducts Mendelssohn’s Elijah, an oratorio inspired by the composer’s rediscovery of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. It follows the story of the Old Testament prophet and includes four principal vocal soloists as the story’s various characters.
Elijah, Oratorio o...
Romance and Response with Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich
Lorin Maazel’s final Philharmonic appearance features Tchaikovsky's searingly romantic Romeo and Juliet, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and a collaboration with Jennifer Koh as the soloist for Lutosławski’s Chain 2.
Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy (1869; rev. 1870 and 1...