Jamie Laredo

Jamie Laredo

Jamie Laredo

Presented by the Portland Symphony

BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor
BIZET: Symphony in C
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish

Conductor Jamie Laredo will be conducting a great evening of Bach, Bizet and Mendelssohn. 

First up is Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor. In the final movement Bach relies on bowed string instrument musical technique called bariolage, to generate striking acoustic effects. It has been describes it as “perhaps Bach’s most animated and carefree movement in the minor mode.”

Next we’ll hear Bizet’s Symphony in C, which, According to some, “reveals an extraordinarily accomplished talent for a 17-year-old student, in melodic invention, thematic handling and orchestration.”

We’ll end with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 or “Scottish”  which Mendelssohn was initially inspired to compose during his first visit to Britain in 1829

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Music Lover Luncheons  are your chance to hear the stories of guest artists and/or conductors before they take to the stage. You’ll join other music lovers to hear these performers highlight the details of their careers and upcoming concerts. More info at the PSO’s website here.

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