Exciting young violinist Caroline Goulding and stunning visuals by National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson accompany Maestro Marcelo Lehninger and the New West Symphony for their all-Mendelssohn concert at Santa Monica's Barnum Hall Theater. Though she's barely passed the legal drinking age, Goulding's had a career many musicians can only dream about. Audiences and critics alike have praised her technical polish and have been wowed by her musical maturity. A 2010 Grammy nominee for her debut album, she's also the recipient of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. She'll make her NWS debut with Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. The German composer's evocative Fingal's Cave opens the show, alongside a video featuring Richardson's sweeping visuals of the Hebrides archipelago that inspired the piece, and the performance closes with Mendelssohn's lush "Scottish" symphony.
Program (subject to change):
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture, Opus 26 “Fingal’s Cave”
Mendelssohn: Concerto in E Minor for Violin & Orchestra, Opus 64
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Opus 56 “Scottish”