Wednesday 15th November 2017, 8:00pm
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Jörg Widmann Principal Conductor/Clarinet
Carolin Widmann Violin
Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture is a startling work of tremendous originality. The 17 year old composer created a new musical genre (the concert overture), and used musical language unlike any that had come before. Jörg Widmann’s Paraphrase on the Wedding March of Mendelssohn takes the Wedding March into the 21st century performed by virtuoso violinist Carolin Widmann. Schubert’s Great C major Symphony, premiered by Mendelssohn, was the first of the big Romantic symphonies.