Composed during a health retreat in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice in today’s Czech Republic, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 is one the composer considered to be among his best works. It gained instant popularity for its second movement, Allegretto, which was encored at the premiere in which Beethoven conducted. As a perfect complement to Beethoven, the VSO is joined by soloist Sirena Huang for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, one of the most popular and well-loved violin concertos in history.
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Sirena Huang, violin
Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7