Wesley Schulz and Tessa Lark: Fusion and Fantastique
Peace Concert Hall
DateFebruary 17 - 18, 2024
AvailabilityJuly 10 at 10:00AM
This performance is part of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-2024 season. Subscription packages are now available. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date.
Wesley Schulz, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin
Anna Clyne: Masquerade
Wynton Marsalis: Violin Concerto
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
To learn more about the conductor and guest artist, please visit www.greenvillesymphony.org.
About the Program
Wynton Marsalis’ Violin Concerto is a showstopping piece that vibrates with energy at the intersection of jazz and classical music, a fusion genre often referred to as “Third Stream.” A native of Kentucky and highly-acclaimed fiddler as well as a classical virtuoso, GRAMMY nominated violinist Tessa Lark is the perfect artist to bring this piece to Greenville. Fusion is where this violin luminary lives.
In addition to being written for a huge orchestra of around 90 musicians, Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique stands out for the full-on macabre it provokes. Inspired by the composer’s romantic obsession with a Shakespeare actress, this Gothic-style piece’s most obvious literary counterpart is the work of Edgar Allan Poe.