Mendelssohn and Schumann are the seminal figures of the young German Romantic movement. The Urban Youth Orchestra of S. Louis’ only El Sistema program will perform 3 masterpieces of this genre. The program begins with Mendelssohn’s magical overture to the Shakespeare “Midsummer Night’s Dream. The director will conduct from the piano in the passionate adagio movement from Brahms’ 1st Piano Concerto. The concert concludes with the masterful 1st Symphony (Spring) by Robert Schumann. The Junior Urban Music Program (for beginners) will also perform several selections and join the orchestra in the finale of the symphony.
The concert will be held in the beautiful Pilgrim Congregational Church of Christ. What better way to spend an August Sunday afternoon! And for only $5!