Martha & Merritt deJong Foundation


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Tessa Lark, Violin
(Silver Medalist, 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis)

Leonard Bernstein     Candide Overture
L. van Beethoven      Romance No. 2 in F Major for Violin
Michael Thurber        Love Letter
Aaron Copland          Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Johannes Brahms     Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 & 10
Pablo de Sarasate    Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)

Back by popular demand! Kentucky native Tessa Lark grew up with both bluegrass and classical music in her home. Beethoven’s Second Romance shows off her classical skills, while Love Letter, written by her fiancé, Michael Thurber, displays her versatility in other genres such as bluegrass, hip-hop, jazz, African and rock. Tessa is one of the fastest rising young violinists on the concert scene today. Her Zigeunerweisen will knock your socks off! Candide Overture kicks off the Philharmonic’s celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, while dance music by Aaron Copland and Johannes Brahms adds to this concert’s folksy feel.