The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra will perform “Perspectives: Mendelssohn, Bruch and Hayden” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.
The concert, the third in this season’s Masterworks Series, will feature the world premiere of “Clara,” by composer and LSU graduate Paul Hayden, who based his piece on excerpts of music by 19th-century pianist and composer Clara Schumann, wife of composer Robert Schumann.
“My intent in this piece was not to arrange Clara’s music, but to reimagine it in a way that places her wonderful ideas in a new and different context,” Hayden says.
Violin prodigy Adé Williams, an 18-year-old rising star in the classical music world, also will be featured in the orchestra’s performance of Max Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy.”
Williams has performed throughout the world and is a freshman that the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
The orchestra also will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 4,” a symphonic picture of his experiences throughout his travels to Italy.