Live from Lincoln Center: American Classical Orchestra 30th Anniversary Concert with Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn on September 23 at Alice Tully Hall

By Maria Jean Sullivan on Sep 06, 2014 05:49 PM EDT

The American Classical Orchestra will showcase music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven at their opening night 30th anniversary concert on September 23 at the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.

Conducted by Thomas Crawford, the evening includes Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto performed by violin soloist Krista Bennion Feeney and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 ‘Haffner.'

Bennion Feeney will perform the Mendelssohn concerto on a violin made in 1809 with the same configuration, proportions, materials and sound as that of Mendelssohn’s concertmaster Ferdinand David.

Even better for historically informed performance fans, the ACO string section will also channel Mendelssohn--using the same type of gut strings he, himself, once used.

Proceeding the anniversary event will be a pre-concert lecture by Maestro Thomas Crawford.

“There are only a handful of violinists in the world who can play the virtuosic Mendelssohn concerto on a period violin, and Krista Bennion Feeney is one of them,” said Crawford on choosing Bennion.

 “The texture of using all gut strings and fingering positions in keeping with Mendelssohn's era will be like hearing this masterpiece for the first time,” he continued.

The American Classical Orchestra’s 2014-15 season will continue will performances of music by the Classicalite favorites: J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and name but a few.

Watch below as the Americal Classical Orchestra performs Bach's Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043 - Allegro.

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