Thursday, March 21, 2019 | Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News | 8PM
Saturday, March 23, 2019 | Chrysler Hall, Norfolk | 8PM
Sunday, March 24, 2019 | Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach | 2:30PM
Guest conductor Scott Yoo, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Mexico City Philharmonic, takes the helm of this magnificent Mozart program. Symphony No. 39 is the first of a set of three symphonies, the last set he composed. Its opening is “so majestic that it so surprised even the coldest, most insensitive listener.” The program opens with the Overture to The Magic Flute before Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, a work that blends symphony with concerto in this small-ensemble masterpiece. With its rich harmonies and incandescent themes, the work has inspired arrangers and composers for centuries. This beautiful piece, the only surviving complete concerto for this combination of instruments, features principal musicians of the VSO.