Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony
Julian Rachlin, conductor and violin
Sarah McElravy, viola and violin
Mozart — Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart — Sinfonia concertante
Bach — Concerto for Two Violins
Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 4, "Italian"
Prelude at 7pm
All Masterworks tickets include same-day admission to the Hayes Hall Galleries. In addition, the doors to Hayes Hall open 90 minutes prior to this performance. Arrive early to enjoy the Hayes Hall Galleries and light fare at the cafe.
Tickets start at $29
Violinist, violist and conductor Julian Rachlin is one of the most exciting and respected musicians of our time. In the first 30 years of his career, he has performed as soloist with the world’s leading conductors and orchestras. Rachlin is Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. He also leads the Julian Rachlin & Friends Festival in Palma de Mallorca.
Highlights of Rachlin’s 2018-19 season include performances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as well as the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Rachlin will conduct among others the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic and St. Petersburg Symphony.
Julian Rachlin’s recent highlights include a residency at the Prague Spring Festival and his own cycle at the Vienna Musikverein. He also performed with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Yuri Temirkanov, Filarmonica della Scala and Riccardo Chailly, Munich Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, Philharmonia Orchestra and Jakub Hrůša, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale and Vladimir Ashkenazy, as well as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Lahav Shani. As conductor, he toured Europe with the English Chamber Orchestra and led the Royal Northern Sinfonia across South America and Japan.
Born in Lithuania, Mr. Rachlin immigrated to Vienna in 1978. He studied violin with Boris Kuschnir at the Vienna Conservatory and with Pinchas Zukerman. After winning the "Young Musician of the Year" Award at the Eurovision Competition in 1988, he became the youngest soloist ever to play with the Vienna Philharmonic, debuting under Riccardo Muti.
Canadian violinist and violist Sarah McElravy is enjoying a diverse international career of concerto, recital and chamber music performances. Acclaimed in Europe, North America and Asia, McElravy appears as soloist in the 2018-19 season with the Moscow Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Symphony,
Bayerischer Rundfunk Chamber Orchestra, Innsbruck Philharmonic, Kristiansand Symphony and Naples Philharmonic conducted by Julian Rachlin.
Recent highlights include appearances with the Moscow Soloists conducted by Yuri Bashmet, as well as the Slovenian Philharmonic, Nice Philharmonic, Turku Philharmonic and Moscow Virtuosi. McElravy also made her Japan debut with the Royal Northern Sinfonia at the La Folle Journée Festival. In chamber music, she played at the Vienna Musikverein, Prague Spring Festival, Sion Festival and Julian Rachlin & Friends Festival in Palma de Mallorca. She also performed at the Kronberg Academy, Schloss Elmau, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and the Janine Jansen International Chamber Music Festival.
McElravy studied with Paul Kantor and Stephen Rose at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She subsequently completed a two-year graduate string-quartet-in-residence program at Yale University’s School of Music, mentored by the Tokyo String Quartet.