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The Phil Masterworks: Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony


Masterworks 2 | October 22, 2016 MENDELSSOHN’S “ITALIAN” SYMPHONY 7:30 PM | Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW Andrew Constantine, conductor Charles Reid, tenor Eric Ruske, horn Rossini William Tell Overture Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, Op. 31 Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian” Rossini’s exuberant overture, made famous in America by the popular Lone Ranger television series, acts as a prelude to Britten’s Serenade, a setting of six poems by British poets on the subject of night. The performance closes with Mendelssohn’s most popular symphony, a musical postcard home from Italy.

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