About this event
In the first of its two concerts this season the Leipzig Gewandhaus pays tribute to the composer-conductor who, from the mid-1830s, cemented its high reputation from the podium. At the heart of the programme, one of the most popular of all concertos is played by a dynamic young soloist.
Part 2 sheds new light on Mendelssohn’s creativity with an unfairly neglected concert overture he considered the ‘most intimate’ thing he had produced, followed by the original version of his 'Reformation' Symphony.
Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Suzy Klein talks about Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor.