Do you know why Northern Europeans like Mozart and Mendelssohn loved Italy back in the day? For the same reasons Northern Europeans still love Italy: warmer weather and better food. (Take our word for it, Sicily is lousy with Germans in the summer.) The glories of Italy inspired both of the aforementioned composers to write still-loved works, and these supply the theme for this Sunday afternoon’s concert by the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. It’s titled Everyone Loves Italian, and the SSO will perform Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”) and Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 (“Haffner”).
That’s Mendelssohn, at left.
The orchestra will again be under the baton of music director Charles Schneider. Principle clarinetist Tom Gerbino, who teaches at Schenectady County Community College, will be featured in a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.
The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday (Jan. 20) at 3 PM on the Mainstage at Proctors (432 State St., Schenectady). Tickets are $12, $8 students and free to kids ages 7 and under. (If you bring a kid age 7 or under, we ask that he/she be well-behaved—just sayin’.) For more info, call the box office at 346-6204.