Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Kenneth Bean, conductor
Thomas Mesa, cello
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture
Jessie Montgomery: Divided for solo cello and string orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
Rising conductor Kenneth Bean joins the CSO for this engaging program. Cellist Thomas Mesa performs two works: a new cello concerto by Jessie Montgomery, current composer-in-Residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, one of the most beloved works in the cello repertoire. Bookending the program are Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, inspired by the composer’s travel to Scotland, and Beethoven’s engaging second symphony.
Friday Coffee Dress: May 17, 2024 I 10am
Prelude: Join WOSU Classical 101’s Christopher Purdy for a preconcert discussion at 6:30pm.