Masterworks IV: Sunday

Masterworks IV: Sunday

Masterworks Series
February 16, 2014
Sunday, 2 PM
Centennial Hall, Rock Island

Mark Russell Smith, conductor
Roberto Diaz, viola
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin

FAURE Pelleas and Melisande Suite
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 "Italian”

This Valentine's Day ode to love begins with a suite of music inspired by the tragic romance of Pelleas and Melisande. The tone will then brighten when Roberto Diaz, president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music and violist of international reputation, returns to the Quad Cities’ stage, this time with his wife, the celebrated violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen. Sparks will fly as this couple performs Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola. Finally, for the main course, the QCSO will immerse you in all the romantic color and atmosphere of Italy through Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony, a work he called the "jolliest piece I have ever done."

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