Classics Series B
Janina Fialkowska and Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony
Mar 1, 2019 – Mar 2, 2019 at the Centennial Concert Hall
The remarkable Janina Fialkowska, called “an interpreter of sublime inspiration” and “one of the Grandes Dames of piano,” returns to perform Paderewski’s exquisite Piano Concerto. Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony, one of the most original pieces to follow Beethoven, is led by the dynamic New Zealander Gemma New.
Pre-concert chats begin at 6:45 pm each night on the Piano Nobile.
Prep for the concert by listening to the Spotify playlist:
Concerto for String OrchestraGrazyna Bacewicz
Piano Concerto in A minorIgnace Jan Paderewski
Symphony No.3 in A minorFelix Mendelssohn
Mendelssohn’s Scottish SymphonyFri, Mar 1, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Composer Felix Mendelssohn loved to travel during his short life, and a visit to Holyrood Palace in Scotland inspired his Third Symphony, the “Scottish.” It’s a work steeped in poetry and noble melody. Mendelssohn dedicated it to Queen Victoria and her consort Albert, the composer’s two new and close friends.
- Gemma New, conductor
- Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor