Mendelssohn & Bernstein

APRIL 10, 2021
Saturday at 8 PM

TŌN music director Leon Botstein leads the orchestra in Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony and Bernstein’s Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium), featuring violin soloist Zongheng Zhang, a winner of the 2020 Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition. Also on the program is the 2008 work Ácana from Cuban-born composer Tania León, and Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments, performed with pianist Blair McMillen.

TŌNteaches: On Thu, Apr 8 at 7:30 PM, acclaimed composer, conductor, and educator Tania León chats with composer and musicologist Sebastian Danila and musicians from The Orchestra Now (TŌN) about her career and her Pulitzer Prize-nominated work Ácana. RSVP at http://bit.ly/TT040821 to receive a link to the live discussion on Zoom.

Program

Tania León Ácana

Bernstein Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)

Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Scottish

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Program Detail

The concert will last approximately 2 hours.

>Read the program

Brief remarks by TŌN trombonist David Kidd

Tania León Ácana
13 min
>Read the concert notes, written by TŌN bassoonist Cheryl Fries

Brief remarks by TŌN oboist Shawn Hutchison

Leonard Bernstein Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)
Zongheng Zhang ’21 violin
31 min
>Read the concert notes, written by TŌN timpanist Keith Hammer III

Brief remarks by TŌN tuba player Jarrod Briley

Igor Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
Blair McMillen piano
19 min
>Read the concert notes, written by TŌN bass trombonist Jack E. Noble

Brief remarks by TŌN clarinetist Matthew Griffith

Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Scottish
38 min
>Read the concert notes, written by TŌN flutist Rebecca Tutunick

All timings are approximate. Program and artists subject to change.

Sample the Music

Bernstein Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)

Stravinsky Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, Scottish