ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Hear Sibelius’ passionate Violin Concerto when the brilliant young violinist Augustin Hadelich returns to Jones Hall. From its snowy opening to its final “polonaise for polar bears,” this masterpiece is a true tour-de-force of violin playing. Andrés leads an exciting performance of Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. A showcase for the orchestra, this epic score features a hauntingly beautiful horn solo and ends with a twist.
Intermission: There will be an additional 15-minute intermission during the second half of this performance.
NOTE: Saturday subscribers attend the Friday, May 11 performance.
Pre-Concert Activities: For the Brahms and Sibelius program (May 10, 11 and 13), Principal Second Violin MuChen Hsieh, Associate Principal Viola Joan DerHovsepian and Principal Cello Brinton Averil Smith join guest concertmaster Kevin Lin before each concert for a performance of Haydn’s String Quartet Opus 76, No. 4, nicknamed the Sunrise Quartet for its evocative opening. The chamber music begins 45 minutes prior to the concert and replaces the regularly scheduled Prelude discussion. The first 100 people to arrive will be given the opportunity to sit onstage for the prelude performance. Those interested should line up outside the Jones Hall main entrance before doors open, 1 hour before the concert begins. An extension of the concert experience, these intimate presentations will set the scene for the main program.
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