Grand Rapids Symphony Presents The Beauty of Spring comes to DeVos Performance Hall on Friday, April 29th at 8:00PM and Saturday, April 30th at 8:00PM.
FANNY MENDELSSOHN HENSEL Overture in C Major
SCHUMANN Symphony No.1, “Spring”
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
Marcelo Lehninger conductor | Sônia Goulart piano
“O turn, O turn and change your course—in the valley spring blooms forth!” Inspired by the poetry of Adolf Böttger, the unapologetically optimistic “Spring” Symphony reflects Schumann’s newlywed excitement. The evening begins with an orchestral work by Felix Mendelssohn’s elder sister Fanny—the Overture in C. Finally, we welcome back Brazilian pianist Sônia Goulart (Marcelo’s mother) for the dramatic Brahms Piano Concerto No.1.