Tara Helen O'Connor
Tara Helen O'Connor

Travels with Mendelssohn

Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 PM at Alice Tully Hall


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CMS’s season welcome offers a sampling of the rich cultural journey that enthralled the 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn. The humor of Haydn which delighted Londoners, the unforgettable lyricism of the “Prince of Song” Schubert, and the mystical piety of the Italian Renaissance composer Palestrina, all culminate in the exotic colors of France, fashioned into hypnotic music by master composer Maurice Ravel.


  • Haydn Symphony in G major for Piano, Flute, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Hob. I:94, "Surprise" (1791)
  • Mendelssohn Selected Songs for Soprano and Piano, Opp. 34 and 57 (1835-41)
  • Schubert "Der Hirt auf dem Felsen" for Soprano, Clarinet, and Piano, D. 965, Op. 129 (1828)
  • Palestrina Adoramus Te Christe for Five Voices (1584)
  • Ravel Trio in A minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello (1914)