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Midori Plays Mendelssohn

Saturday, February 1, 2025 / 6 p.m.

Roberto Minczuk Music Director
Midori violin

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in e minor, Op. 64
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in d minor, Op. 47

The prodigious violinist Midori returns to New Mexico with your NMPhil in the shimmering genius of the Violin Concerto of Felix Mendelssohn. Also on the program is the exquisite Fifth Symphony of Dimitri Shostakovich, echoing the times of war and despair of World War II. The premiere in November 1937 was a “triumphal success” that appealed to both the public and “official” Soviet critics, receiving an ovation that lasted well over half an hour.

Popejoy Hall / 203 Cornell Drive, NE / Albuquerque, 87106 

5:00 p.m. Pre-concert Talk

Made possible by: Menicucci Insurance Company
Hosted by KHFM’s: Alexis Corbin

2024/25 Popejoy Classics

We have exciting concerts coming up next season, including the return of Olga Kern to the Popejoy stage on October 12 with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 3. Then, the orchestra will be commemorating 100 years since Puccini’s death with Tosca in Concert” on November 16. The new year will start with a concert on January 18 titled “Mozart & Salieri,” a curated program including music from the movie Amadeus, such as Mozart’s Requiem, as well as Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Mozart and Salieri. Midori will be back again with the NMPhil performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto on February 1. Other concerts will feature works by Barber, Copland, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky. The season will conclude with the epic Mahler Symphony No. 3. All concerts will take place at Popejoy Hall.

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