Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto


Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Baiba Skride, violin

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“A throwback to the golden age of Heifetz,” raves BBC Music Magazine of Baiba Skride, who performs the much-loved Violin Concerto of Mendelssohn. This concert also features Jean Sibelius’ very first symphony. “It transported me to a new civilization,” wrote a critic after the premiere performance. “Every page breathes another way of living than ours...”

Symphonic Explorations at Strathmore: Before the Saturday concert, join Joel Friedman, Levine faculty lecturer, for an in-depth exploration of the performance. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm and is FREE to ticket holders, but registration is required. Click here to register now!