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May 3 - 6 , 2018

MENDELSSOHN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

2017–18 Season

DIMA SLOBODENIOUK conductor
NING FENG violin (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Beauty comes in many forms. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is a sparkling, ever-flowing river of melody. The rugged landscape of Finland beckons in a pair of compelling scores, including Sibelius’ transporting Fifth Symphony.

  • FAGERLUND Isola (NJSO Premiere)
    Ferocious, astounding, calling geological forces to mind: the piece’s title means “island.”

  • MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
    Every note casts a spell in this much-adored concerto; the Andante’s caressing tune is a treasured highlight.

  • SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5
    Seemingly hewn from Finland’s forests and mountains, this arresting work is filled with the grandeur of nature.

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NJSO ACCENTS

Talkback—Thu, May 3, after the concert
NJSO Behind the Scenes: don't miss a panel of NJSO musicians describe the often grueling, but genuinely fascinating audition process.

Classical Conversation—Sat, May 5 at 7 pm and Sun, May 6 at 2 pm
Enjoy a lively Classical Conversation before the performance. Learn more about the music from NJSO musicians, guest artists and other engaging insiders.