Tafelmusik meets Tchaikovsky
Directed by Elisa Citterio
Tafelmusik plays Tchaikovsky for the first time, alongside inventive string symphonies by Mendelssohn.
We open our new season with an exciting, innovative program that extends the sound of Tafelmusik's instruments into an era where few period orchestras have gone before—the world of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Join us for this journey to the future, where bold and inventive string symphonies written by a teenaged Felix Mendelssohn lead the way to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous Serenade for Strings. Referencing the musical past with its classical sonata form while showcasing the depths and dynamics so loved by Russian Romantics, the Serenade includes elegant textures, famous melodies, and an exuberant folk-inspired finale. Don’t miss this chance to hear Tafelmusik in new territory, expanding our range without losing our signature spirit and style.
What's interesting about this concert:
1. This concert marks Tafelmusik’s first time playing music of the late romantic era.
2. As a special bonus, you’ll hear a new arrangement of the overture of Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
, written by Carlo Citterio, Elisa Citterio's composer brother.
3. A world premiere by Canadian composer Andrew Balfour, in keeping with our season theme of the new informing the old, and the old informing the new.
String symphony no. 7 in D Minor
Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
, arranged by Carlo Citterio
Serenade for String Orchestra, op. 48
Artwork: Orange Dawn,
Orders containing Youth (18 and under) tickets are Will Call only, with valid proof of age ID required at time of pick up.
Orders containing Tafelscene $20 tickets are Will Call only, with valid proof of age ID required at time of pick up.