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Cancelled: Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Thursday, December 3, 2020 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Bernard Labadie by Dario Acosta, Isabelle Faust by Felix Broede
High spirits and sweet melodies are Mendelssohn’s trademarks. His Violin Concerto opens with passionate exchanges between soloist and orchestra, followed by a gentle second movement that sings tenderly and a finale that is an effervescent romp with exuberant violin runs. The incidental music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream captures the play’s poetry—excerpts of which you will hear in David Hyde Pierce’s narration—and rustic humor. Listen for the orchestrated donkey brays in the Overture, a quicksilver movement depicting the fairy kingdom, and the famous Wedding March.


Orchestra of St. Luke's
Bernard Labadie, Principal Conductor
David Hyde Pierce, Narrator
Lauren Snouffer, Soprano
Cecelia Hall, Mezzo-Soprano
Isabelle Faust, Violin
The Women of Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, Conductor



Violin Concerto

A Midsummer Night's Dream

This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for choral music established by S. Donald Sussman in memory of Judith Arron and Robert Shaw.

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