Mozart’s Don Giovanni Overture suggests an impending tragedy, but the music makes an emotional u-turn into something quite magnificent. It counter-balances the powerful close of Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony (No. 5), a work written to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation that affords an instructive insight into the composer’s use of Lutheran church music.
Internationally acclaimed, Thomas Zehetmair is much sought after as a conductor, violinist and chamber musician. His debut with the ICO is eagerly anticipated!
Dvořák‘s much-loved Serenade for Strings, Op. 22 is one of his most popular works. Written during a happy and productive period in his life, is a light and carefree work.