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Australian Chamber Orchestra: Mostly Mendelssohn @ Sydney City Recital Hall

American wunderkind violinist Stefan Jackiw. Pic Carly Earl
Genius American violinist Stefan Jackiw. Pic Carly Earl

This incredible concert had the ecstatic audience cheering at the end. Led by Satu Vanska and with amazing guest artist Stefan Jackiw the ACO was in glorious, inspired form .

First was the enchanting Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 9 in C Minor , ‘La Suisse’ . The first movement opened sharply then became brighter and faster with flourishes of the repeated dance like melody. The second movement was divine, heartbreaking and lyrical. It had a semi Baroque feel as well as similarities to Mendelssohn’s ‘ Midsummer Night’s Dream’ music and included glorious cello sections. It was ravishing, full of exquisite beauty. Continue reading Australian Chamber Orchestra: Mostly Mendelssohn @ Sydney City Recital Hall