Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony

Mar 23

8:00 PM

Mendelssohn, Bruch, Sibelius

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä takes listeners through Mendelssohn’s Scottish travelogue, filled with portraits of the highlands, country dances and the tragedy of Mary, Queen of Scots. Internationally renowned artist and local Chicago resident Vadim Gluzman performs Bruch’s beloved First Violin Concerto. “Gluzman's playing is entirely bewitching. Drawing intoxicating tones, Gluzman combines awesome technical ease with a sweet Oistrakh-like sound” (The Strad).


Sibelius Night Ride and Sunrise
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)


Preconcert conversation with Daniel Schlosberg
30 minute run-time

Thursday, March 21, 6:45-7:15 Grainger Ballroom
Saturday, March 23, 6:45-7:15 Armour Stage

Additional Dates for this Program


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The appearance of Maestro Osmo Vänskä is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.