Violin prodigy plays most performed concerto

stephen_flyerart_300wWe feature young Stephen Waarts, prodigy violinist, for the third time, playing the beautiful Violin Concerto in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn. This concerto is his last large orchestral work. It forms an important part of the violin repertoire and is one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time.  The orchestra also performs L’Italiana in Algeri Overture by Rossini,  Tallis Fantasia by Vaughan Williams and the Classical Symphony by Prokofiev, considered to be one of the first neoclassical compositions.

Prodigy Plays Mendelssohn
Friday 3 June 2011: 7:30 pm
     Venue:  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
      Map:   330 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Saturday 4 June 2011: 7:30 pm

     Venue:  Saint Marks Episcopal Church
      Map:   600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Rossini:  L’Italiana in Algeri Overture (1813)

Vaughan Williams:  Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910)

Prokofiev:  Classical Symphony, Op. 25 (Symphony No. 1)  (1917)

  1. Allegro
  2. Larghetto
  3. Gavotta: Non troppo allegro
  4. Finale: Molto vivace

MendelssohnViolin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (1838-1845)
             Stephen Waarts, Violin Soloist

  1. Allegro molto appassionato
  2. Andante
  3. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace

Gioacchino Rossini


Vaughan Williams


Serge Prokofiev


Felix Mendelssohn

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