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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Thursday, December 5 — Saturday, December 7

Thursday, December 5 — Saturday, December 7
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

James Ehnes tackles one of the most difficult showpieces in the violin repertoire: Mendelssohn's lone Violin Concerto, whose opening melody agitated the composer until he committed it to paper.

Led by guest conductor Juanjo Mena, these concerts begin with Haydn’s “Funeral” Symphony, with a lush third movement the composer asked to have played at his own funeral. Closing the program is Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great,” nearly lost after the composer’s death until Robert Schumann retrieved the unpublished manuscript and shined a light on its genius.

Program

Haydn
Symphony No. 44, "Trauersinfonie"
MENDELSSOHN
Violin Concerto
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 9, "The Great"
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Artists

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    Juanjo Mena

    conductor

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    James Ehnes

    violin

Juanjo Mena

conductor

James Ehnes

violin

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Ehnes is well known as a player who can make his violin do anything. ”

Seattle Times
Meet the Pros – Violinist James Ehnes
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3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
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