In their 39th Season Finale, Sinfonia da Camera presents an eclectic collection of works by Fauré, Mendelssohn, and Mahler. The program begins with Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, assembled from incidental music he composed for Maeterlinck’s Symbolist play about forbidden love, Pelléas et Mélisande. Sinfonia da Camera then welcomes world-renowned violinist Andrés Cárdenes in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor — one of the most performed and beloved concertos that would influence the development of this form for the next century. The evening concludes with Mahler’s heavenly Symphony No. 4, featuring Peiqi Huang, soprano. Composed in 1899-1900, while consumed with the Herculean task of running Vienna’s Imperial Opera, Mahler sketched the whole work in just ten days. Maestro Hobson invites you to celebrate the Finale of Sinfonia da Camera’s 39th Season with one of Mahler’s most hopeful and uplifting symphonies!