James Feddeck, conductor
Glinka: Valse-Fantasie TSO Premiere
Mozart: Divertimento K. 136
Debussy: Children’s Corner TSO Premiere
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”
Inspired by a romantic attraction, Glinka’s Valse-Fantasie transforms a waltz into an expansive symphonic poem with an incredible range of emotions. Mozart’s Divertimento shows how he can turn on the charm to compose a warm, elegant piece of music that was likely written for an intimate, winter evening party at a private home in Salzburg. Dedicated to his three-year old daughter, Debussy’s signature mellifluous melodies evoke childhood memories in the Children’s Corner. Mendelssohn’s Fifth Symphony, “Reformation,” ends the program on a celebratory note.