CVRO: From Vienna to Leipzig

The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra, conducted by Paul Niemisto, beings its 36th season with a program featuring Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony.
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Photo of violinist Philip Stolfzfus

Philip Stoltzfus will then be the featured soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. A long-time CVRO member and resident of Northfield, Stoltzfus teaches at the University of St. Thomas and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. He is a graduate of one of the first Suzuki programs in the country, the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, IA. The Mendelssohn Violin Concerto stands as a major work in the violin repertoire and an orchestral mainstay of the early Romantic era.

The orchestra will conclude with Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, premiered in Vienna after his death, and, for a finale, his “March Militaire.” Schubert is popular not only among listeners but also among musicians, for his very engaging compositional style.  All works for this concert were written in the early 1800s, at the dawn of the “Romantic” era of music.

The concert will be presented first on October 24th at 7:30 PM at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault. The second performance will be October 25th at 3:00 PM at St. John’s Hall, St John’s Lutheran Church, 3rd Street West, Northfield.