The ACO brings its 2022-23 season to a close with a program of romantic music. Schumann’s Spring Symphony, written in 1841 (the year he met his wife Clara), is said to be inspired by Adolph Böttger’s poem Frühlings-und Liebesmelodien (Melodies of Spring and Love). Accordingly, the opening brass fanfare seems to herald the first days of spring. Spanish composer Pablo de Sarasate, a violin virtuoso, wrote his popular Carmen Fantasy. Based on Bizet’s opera Carmen, it is a testament to his prodigious skills. It will be performed on violin by the internationally acclaimed artist Rachell Ellen Wong. The program concludes with Grieg’s The Mountain Thrall (Den Bergtekne), the composer’s longest orchestral song based on an old Norse poem about a man who, lost in the mountains, is lured to his death by the Erl-King’s daughter. This work is deeply infused with the folk-music of Grieg’s Norwegian homeland.

Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 “Spring Symphony”
Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25
Grieg: The Mountain Thrall, Op. 32

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