Sep 20, 2018
This month, Pablo Heras-Casado reunites with violinist Isabelle Faust and the Freiburger Barockorchester for performances in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. With a history of great performances together, Ms. Faust and the ensemble are featured on two of Pablo’s highly acclaimed albums from the ‘Die neue Romantik’ series.
Their first performance on September 22 features a program beginning with Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a piece that captures the light-footed and ethereal ideas represented in Shakespeare’s play. Next Pablo takes on Mendelssohn’s first symphony, and Isabelle Faust completes the program with her interpretation of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major. The ensemble reprises this program in their second concert at the Kölner Philharmonie on September 23.
Bachtrack heralded the ensemble’s previous performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in 2017:
“Heras-Casado and the orchestra were sensitive accompanists, an exhibition of precision and ability to find the best colors for every phrase, as did Faust. The first movement Allegro appassionato was magnificent, in contrast with the intimate Andante. The final Allegretto-Allegro was a catharsis, the performers becoming a perfect machine that produced mass emotions. Unforgettable.”
Pablo, Ms. Faust, and the ensemble perform their final concert on September 29 at the Het Concertgebouw as part of the NTR Saturday Matinee concert series, for which Pablo is the spotlight artist. They perform an all-Mendelssohn program consisting of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Symphony No. 1, and his Violin Concerto in E.