Schumann's Cello Concerto


Two of Australia’s most revered orchestral musicians, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello Umberto Clerici joins MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop for an evening of bittersweet Schumann and sparkling Mendelssohn. Requiring the sweet introspective playing characteristic of Schumann, his Cello Concerto is a work which also as a hint of playful virtuosity. For Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, Clerici takes the podium to conduct this vivacious work written after a trip to Italy where the composer delighted in the art, landscape, and energy of the people. FEATURING Umberto Clerici, director/conductor PROGRAM SCHUMANN Cello Concerto MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4 Italian

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