Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Schumann: Symphony No. 1, “Spring”
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
Few composers in history can rival the youthful genius of the young Felix Mendelssohn. The prolific output of his young teens laid the groundwork for the masterful Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an astonishing tour de force of evocative orchestral imagery. Robert Schumann’s first orchestral composition, “Spring” Symphony No. 1, was revolutionary. Capping off the program, we welcome back our dear friend, the brilliant pianist, Jon Kimura Parker, in Rachmaninov’s romantic Piano Concerto No. 2.