Classics Come Alive
November 7 - November 8, 2009
Gabrieli Sonata, pian e forte; Strauss Four Last Songs; Sara Jakubiak, soprano Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 in A minor
SPM announces the opening of the season with Gabrieli’s quintessentially Baroque Sonata pian e forte for double brass choir, after which soprano Sara Jakubiak joins the orchestra for Strauss’s Four Last Songs, at once soaring and calm, contemplative settings of poems by Joseph von Eichendorff and Hermann Hesse. We conclude our first program with Mendelssohn’s evocative Scottish Symphony, with its sweeping emotional scope and lively Scottish folk elements. Don’t miss the pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance.