FANNY MENDELSSOHN HENSEL
Overture in C Major
Symphony No.1, “Spring”
Piano Concerto No. 1
Marcelo Lehninger conductor | Sônia Goulart piano
“O turn, O turn and change your course—in the valley spring blooms forth!” Inspired by the poetry of Adolf Böttger, the unapologetically optimistic “Spring” Symphony reflects Schumann’s newlywed excitement. The evening begins with an orchestral work by Felix Mendelssohn’s elder sister Fanny—the Overture in C. Finally, we welcome back Brazilian pianist Sônia Goulart (Marcelo’s mother) for the dramatic Brahms Piano Concerto No.1.