José Luis Gomez, conductor
Felix Mendelssohn: Incidental music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9, “Great”
I wanted our Orchestra to star in the last concert of the season, bringing to life two of the most magical compositions ever written. You all know Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March,” and that’s just one of so many delightful pieces in his A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
I’m particularly fond of Schubert’s Ninth Symphony, which certainly deserves its nickname of “Great.” You’ll never forget hearing it to close the season, especially as performed by the excellent players of your Tucson Symphony Orchestra.