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Saturday, February 8, 2014 | Start Time: 08:00 PM

Gordon Center for Performing Arts | Owings Mills

The British Connection

 

BENJAMIN: Jamaican Song, Jamaican Rumba, Romantic Fantasy For Violin and Viola

MENDELSSOHN: “Scottish” Symphony

  • ANTON MILLER, Violin
  • RITA PORFIRIS, Viola
 

In 1829, upon touring the very ruins in which Mary Queen of Scots was crowned, and her lover murdered, the young Mendelssohn penned the first bars of his “Scottish Symphony.” 13 years later he released this mighty Highland fantasy to an ecstatic London public.

A century later, Arthur Benjamin blended the virtuosity of a Mendelssohn concerto with the lushness of a Hollywood soundtrack in his “Romantic Fantasy”. Hear why Hitchcock chose Benjamin to score the classic thriller “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”

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