Mendelssohn and Korngold

  • Classical Music
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Kerson Leong, who dazzled TSO audiences in 2022, returns to perform Korngold’s romantic Violin Concerto, written during his Hollywood years and first performed by the great Jascha Heifetz. The Hollywood-themed first half begins with Bernard Herrmann’s iconic music for the film Psycho. Conductor Nicholas Hersh makes his Masterworks debut with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, “Reformation,” written to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession, when Martin Luther established the Protestant Reformation. It includes the famous Dresden Amen. A noted arranger, Hersh introduces the first performance of his own orchestration of Clara Schumann’s piano collection “4 Pièces caractéristiques.”