March 27, 2021 - 7:30pm
CONCERT DURATION: 70 Minutes PRECONCERT CHAT: 6:45pm
✴ Return to Valdosta - The VSO performed Jonathan Bailey Holland’s Motor City Dance Mix in 2010.
✴ All in the family - Maria Ioudenitch, who comes from musical royalty (her father won the Van Cliburn Piano Competition), has already soloed with the Utah Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra.
✴ Musical yardstick - Mendelssohn’s final major orchestral work became a standard for every aspiring professional violinist and a favorite of audiences.
✴ Struggle - Schumann’s sweeping Second Symphony is a soaring, victorious statement from a composer who fought with depression.
- Jonathan Bailey Holland The Party Starter
- Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Maria Ioudenitch, violin
- Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
"Trumpets and drums have been sounding in my mind for
quite a while now; I have no idea what will come of it...
In the finale, I first began to feel like myself again."
— Robert Schumann, during the composition of his 2nd Symphony