MENDELSSOHN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO
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.