Mozart & La Mer

Berlioz : Le corsaire, Op. 21
Mozart : Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, “Turkish”
Debussy: La Mer
Surprise Encore Selection To Be Announced


Carolyn Kuan, Conductor
Leonid Sigal, HSO concertmaster

Claude Debussy’s sparkling La Mer is a masterpiece of suggestion and subtlety in its rich depiction of the sea. This sensual three-movement impression of the ocean is one of Debussy’s most revered works. Berlioz’s Le corsaire was also inspired by the sea, written when the composer was on holiday in Nice, France, in 1844. The result of this retreat is a piece of music that is dizzying and serene, playful and brassy. Mozart’s enchanting Violin Concerto No. 5 was composed after several trips to Italy with his father, where he became enamored with the violin. This concerto, nicknamed “The Turkish,” was one of five Mozart composed for violin and orchestra over the span of five months in 1775. Sponsored by Cly-Del Manufacturing Co.

Please join us for a pre-concert talk led by Carolyn Kuan one hour prior to curtain each day.

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