Family Musical Moment: Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony
Family Musical Mornings
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Jacob Sustaita, conductor
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
Our third Family Musical Moment explores the second movement of Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, known as the “Italian" Symphony. When Mendelssohn was 21 years old, he took a 10-month trip to Italy, and that’s when he wrote it. It is one of Mendelssohn’s happiest and most enjoyable pieces.
As Dr. Jacob Sustaita guides you through the symphony, you’ll enjoy the fun, color commentary cartoon pop-ups in the video that tell you what’s happening in the music.
This performance is available for FREE streaming through Aug. 8.
Pacific Symphony's kid-friendly Virtual Concerts and Family Musical Moments (short musical explorations) are led by Assistant Conductor, Dr. Jacob Sustaita and made possible through the generous sponsorship of Farmers & Merchants Bank.
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