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Family Musical Moment: Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony


July 10 — August 8, 10:00 a.m.Virtual Online Event

Family Musical Mornings
presented by
Farmers & Merchants Bank

Jacob Sustaita, conductor
Pacific Symphony


MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
Movement 2

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 will be available for FREE streaming on Facebook and YouTube starting at 10 a.m. on July 10. If you’re unable to watch at that time, you can tune in anytime 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. If you missed the second Family Musical Moment with the third movement of Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony, you can watch it through June 20.

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