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Viva Italia!

WMS Masterworks

Scott Speck, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin

Dates and Tickets

Friday, February 05 at 7:30 pm


Single Tickets: $20, $25, $39, $49
Student Tickets: $7

Season tickets available now! Call Rita at 231.726.3231 x223 for more information.


Rossini: Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, Philippe Quint, violin
Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony

Take a mid-winter Italian vacation with WMS, conducted by Scott Speck. Nearly every piece Gioacchino Rossini wrote was full of humor and warmth, and none more so than The Italian Girl in Algiers. Next, in what is regarded as one of the greatest violin concertos of all time, Philippe Quint performs Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor. Finally, inspired by his travels to Italy, Felix Mendelssohn drew inspiration for his “Italian” Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, from its people, landscape and culture.

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About Philippe Quint >

Philippe Quint, violin The Block. Sat, Feb 6, 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Award-winning violinist Philippe Quint is a multifaceted artist whose wide range of interests has led to several Grammy nominations for his albums and performances with major orchestras throughout the world. Quint studied at Moscow’s Special Music School for the Gifted and made his orchestral debut at the age of nine. After moving to the United States, he earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Juilliard. Philippe Quint plays unaccompanied in a solo performance at this mid-winter concert. For the program, info and to buy tickets please visit, The Block website >

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