Priority booking for the 2018/19 Concert Season is now open for SCO subscribers (4 or more concerts).
General Onsale 10th May 2018.
MENDELSSOHN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (08’)
BACH Violin Concerto in E (19’)
BACH (arr WEBERN) Ricercare from A Musical Offering (08’)
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 5 in D ‘Reformation’ (27’)
KARINA CANELLAKIS Conductor
BENJAMIN MARQUISE GILMORE Violin
Karina Canellakis pairs Mendelssohn with his idol, the man whose music he described as "The greatest music in the world”: JS Bach. We hear contrasting sides of Bach: the brilliant and courtly concerto composer in his 30s, then the visionary, astounding master in his last years. Mendelssohn’s exhilarating and celebratory symphony makes a fine climax to the evening. Written to mark the 300th anniversary of a key date in The Reformation, nonetheless it is the inspiration of Bach that you hear throughout.
Kindly supported by SCO AMERICA.