Pacific Symphony logo

Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony (KUSC)

Italian countryside

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Paul Huang, violin
Pacific Symphony
John Van Driel, host

BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

Spotify Playlist

Preview Talk with Alan Chapman at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Inspired by his travels to Venice, Rome, Bologna and Florence, Mendelssohn’s symphony evokes imagery of Mediterranean sunshine, famous architecture and the rustic landscapes that make Italy so iconic. And be inspired by Bruch’s profoundly virtuosic Violin Concerto.

Classical KUSC @ Pacific Symphony

The Friday, March 22 performance is part of the new series, Classical KUSC at Pacific Symphony. The 90-minute concert (without intermission) will be hosted by KUSC announcer John Van Driel. Be sure to select Friday when purchasing tickets.


BEHIND THE SCENES: Paul Huang Talks Bruch

Program Notes

Learn more about the music in the program notes.