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Midori Plays Mendelssohn / February 1, 2025

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.

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