Mid-Columbia Symphony continues its Circle of Fifths concert series Nov. 5 with a performance that includes Symphony No. 5 by Felix Mendelssohn.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Richland High School, 930 Long Ave.
Felix Mendelssohn was a 19th century German composer.
His fifth symphony “(is) known as the Reformation Symphony,” said Nicholas Wallin, Mid-Columbia Symphony’s conductor and music director, in a video promoting the show.
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“He used the famous melody A Mighty Fortress is Our God, in the fourth movement, and wrote some variations on that. It was celebrating the anniversary of the Reformation,” Wallin said.
The concert also will feature 11:11 by David Maslanka, which is a meditation and dance based on Bach chorales.
And it also will include Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2.
Andy Hudson, a clarinet virtuoso from the Chicago area, will join the symphony as soloist on that latter piece.
(Felix Mendelssohn) used the famous melody, ‘A Mighty Fortress is Our God,’ in the fourth movement, and wrote some variations on that. It was celebrating the anniversary of the Reformation.
Nicholas Wallin, Mid-Columbia Symphony conductor and music director
He was supposed to perform with the symphony last season but was injured in a bicycle accident.
“I am very, very happy that he is all healed and healthy and playing the clarinet again,” Wallin said.