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October 16, 2021
7:30 PM at GPAC
Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 9, C Major (Swiss)
Simon, Carlos: Elegy: A Cry from the Grave
Simon, Carlos: The Warmth from Other Suns
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
For the health and safety of our guests, this program will be performed as an hour-long concert without intermission.
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After a season of dark and dormant concert halls, Iris Orchestra welcomes back the sun. Mendelssohn’s String Symphony was written in a year the youthful Felix Mendelssohn’s family vacationed in the beautiful mountains of Switzerland. Initially dark, the symphony concludes optimistically, much like these past months. We feature two works, dark to bright, by Atlanta composer Carlos Simon: Elegy: A Cry from the Grave and The Warmth from Other Suns. The con- cert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, music first sketched during a visit to the sunny southern countryside of that memorable Italian city.