Madison Symphony Orchestra
Fri, Mar 6 - Sun, Mar 8, 2020
Overture Hall: $19 - $95
Ages 6 and up
Single tickets for this performance go on sale to the public SAT, AUG 17, 2019, at 11 AM. If you’d like to subscribe to the Madison Symphony’s 2019–2020 season, please visit madisonsymphony.org or call (608) 257-3734.
Blake Pouliot Plays Mendelssohn
Kenneth Woods Conducts
Symphony No. 96 is popularly called the Miracle Symphony because it is said that, during its premiere, a chandelier crashed to the floor from the ceiling of the concert hall. The audience managed to dodge the chandelier, thus the nickname.
About Blake Pouliot
The dynamic Canadian virtuoso is now making his impressive mark with leading, international orchestras. Mr. Pouliot will perform the Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor. The Toronto Star praised Mr. Pouliot as “one of those special talents that come along once in a lifetime.” After his performance of the Korngold Violin Concerto at his debut with the Montreal Symphony and conductor Vasily Petrenko in February 2017, he was described by Montreal’s La Presse as “Clearly. Absolutely. Undoubtedly virtuoso.”
About Kenneth Woods
Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “a symphonic conductor of stature”, American conductor Kenneth Woods was appointed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra in 2013, and has quickly built up an impressive and acclaimed body of work and recordings with them. Woods was also recently appointed Artistic Director of both the Colorado MahlerFest – the only US organisation other than the New Year Philharmonic to receive the International Gustav Mahler Society’s Gold Medal – and the Elgar Festival in Worcester. As a guest, Woods has conducted ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the English Chamber Orchestra, and has made numerous broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, National Public Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has appeared on the stages of some of the world’s leading music festivals, such as Aspen, Scotia and Lucerne.
Haydn | Symphony No. 96, Miracle
Mendelssohn | Violin Concerto in E minor
Strauss | Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)