Tam Plays Mendelssohn
Thursday, June 24 @ 7:30 pm
Farrenc – Overture No. 2 in E-flat major
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor
Terence Tam, violin
*This program will be available until July 23, 2021
The last concert in the Victoria Symphony’s 2020-21 Virtual Season closes as it opened with a programme featuring Concertmaster Terence Tam. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is an undisputed romantic masterpiece that is paired here with a work by Louise Farrenc, a French composer of the same period as Mendelssohn who rejected Parisian tastes and pursued instead the ideals of German absolute music. Her Overture No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 24 is clearly influenced by Beethoven and evidence of why her music was performed widely in Europe during her lifetime.