Stars of the Future
Mendelssohn: Incidental Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61
Bartók: Two Portraits, Op. 5
Piano Concerto TBA: Performed by the winner of the Ann & Charles Eisemann International Young Artists Competition
The mischief, mythical fairies and innocent lovers that Shakespeare brought to life in his A Midsummer Night’s Dream are magically portrayed through Mendelssohn’s “incidental” music. Bartók’s Two Portraits date from a tempestuous and formative two-year period in his mid-twenties when, youthfully in love but also making the folk-music discoveries that would define his mature work, he forged his personal aesthetic and philosophy.