Music Director Peter Oundjian opens the 2021 Festival season with Beethoven’s brilliant and beloved Seventh Symphony. The Festival welcomes its 2021 artist-in-residence: violin phenomenon and audience favorite Augustin Hadelich. Hadelich begins his residency with Mendelssohn’s lyrical and inviting Violin Concerto, an absolute showpiece for the instrument. The program opens with a world premiere by the Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis, one of the most powerful voices in contemporary American music, whose touching elegy commemorates the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Augustin Hadelich, violin Artist-in-Residence
Aaron Jay Kernis, Elegy (to those we’ve lost) (world premiere)
Felix Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op 92