Can one hear happiness? Three works performed this evening will sound with serene atmosphere, lightness and vividness. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy wrote extraordinary overture to “Midsummer Night’s Dream” being only 17-year-old. Robert Schumann soon after marrying Clara Wieck wrote Symphony no. 1, that can show the echo of his happiness. Niccolò Paganini’s Concerto no. 2 for violin in B minor was called “La campanella” (“Little bell”) thanks to the sweet sounds of the bell, but tonight it is going to be performed in transcription for flute. The virtuosic solo part will be performed by János Bálint.
Serene landscapes painted by sounds
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy—Overture to “Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Niccolò Paganini—Concerto no. 2 for violin in B minor “La campanella” transcribed for flute
Robert Schumann—Symphony no. 1 op. 38 “Spring Symphony”