Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony
Also featuring works by Mozart, Rossini and Vivaldi with NJSO soloists
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XIAN ZHANG conductor
BRENNAN SWEET violin
ELZBIETA WEYMAN viola
KATHLEEN NESTER piccolo
Magnificently talented Associate Concertmaster Brennan Sweet and Assistant Principal Viola Elzbieta Weyman step to center stage to play the loveliest music ever written for violin and viola. And the NJSO’s solo piccolo, Kathleen Nester, makes the orchestra’s tiniest instrument sing loud and proud in Vivaldi’s virtuosic Piccolo Concerto in C Major. The sunshine of Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony warms the entire program.