Music Director Donato Cabrera leads the orchestra in its first-ever performance of Mendelssohn's joyous Fourth Symphony, known as the "Italian" symphony having been inspired by the composer's travel south to Italy. Schubert's charming Overture to Rosamunde opens the program and gold medal winner of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Sergey Antonov, hailed as a "brilliant cellist+ by Mstislav Rostropovich, performs Schumann's lyrical Cello Concerto.
Classical showpieces famously (and frequently!) quoted in pop-culture are instantly recognizable as Music Director Donato Cabrera delves into this fiery, fast-paced repertoire that promises to deliver a memorable night at the symphony.
Music Director Donato Cabrera completes his first Masterworks Series with a program featuring composers over a one hundred-year span.
On December 15, 1915 Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. For our 2014-15 season fi nale we say "Happy 100th, Frank!" and pay musical homage to the artist whose voice, name and style left an indelible imprint on our city's soul.