Tafelmusik plays Tchaikovsky for the first time, alongside inventive string symphonies by Mendelssohn.
We open our new season with an exciting, innovative program that extends the sound of Tafelmusik's instruments into an era where few period orchestras have gone before—the world of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Join us for this journey to the future, where bold and inventive string symphonies written by a teenaged Felix Mendelssohn lead the way to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous Serenade for Strings. Referencing the musical past with its classical sonata form while showcasing the depths and dynamics so loved by Russian Romantics, the Serenade includes elegant textures, famous melodies, and an exuberant folk-inspired finale. Don’t miss this chance to hear Tafelmusik in new territory, expanding our range without losing our signature spirit and style.
Saturday, September 21