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Mission Chamber Orchestra of San Jose Mother Nature Speaks

The second concert of Mission Chamber Orchestra of San Jose's 24th Season, Spotlight on Women. Points of interest include:

Mendelssohn was only 17 when he wrote an overture inspired by the fairies, elves, and forest spirits of Shakespeare’s play.

Mahler originally included Blumine as the second movement of his Symphony no. 1.

Before beginning composing her own music in the 1990s, Adrienne Albert enjoyed a long career as a singer working with composers including Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein, Philip Glass, and Gunther Schuller.

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Adrienne Albert


Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 15

Felix Mendelssohn

A Midsummer’s Night Dream: Overture, op. 21

Gustav Mahler

Blumine (What the Flowers Tell Me)

Johannes Brahms

Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn, op. 56a


Emily Ray

Music Director and Conductor