Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4: Why Italy?

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- Amy Carlson is joined in the studio by Madison Symphony Orchestra Maestro John Demain to discuss the presentation of Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 with Beyond the Score: Why Italy? Taking place today at the Overture Center here in Madison.

This performance is designed for classical music lovers and newcomers looking for a deeper look into the world of classic music and the motivations of significant compositions, Beyond the Score®: Why Italy? joins Mendelssohn on his travels in Italy and discovers his inspiration for this symphonic work. Incorporating the composer's own letters and writings, the program presents the historical context behind the classical piece turned masterpiece.