Friday, January 25, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM
Saturday, January 26, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM
Sunday, January 27, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM
Composed during a health retreat in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice, in today’s Czech Republic, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 is one the composer considered to be among his best works. It gained instant popularity for its second movement, Allegretto, which was encored at the premiere in which Beethoven conducted. To open our program, the VSO is joined by soloist Sirena Huang for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, the largest orchestral work by the composer.
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Sirena Huang, violin
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7