Mozart and Mendelssohn

Mozart and Mendelssohn

A concerto by Mozart and Mendelssohn’s sunny Italian Symphony in a concert brimming with optimism and high spirits!

Two of music’s most famous prodigies – Mozart and Mendelssohn – and the SSO’s youngest principal player, Todd Gibson-Cornish, are the stars in this sublime program. Mozart’s lively Bassoon Concerto exploits every side of the bassoon’s personality: virtuosity, humour and mellow eloquence. Mendelssohn’s popular Italian Symphony was literally a musical postcard from his Grand Tour in the 1830s. It’s vibrant music, brimming with charm – “blue sky in A major”. Against all this youthful exuberance stands the introduction to Strauss’s opera Capriccio: enchanting, atmospheric chamber music overheard by the characters on stage.

Choose this concert…
To hear Mendelssohn’s most popular symphony
To hear an exciting SSO principal musician as soloist
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