The Fanny & Felix Festival: A Musical Portrait of the Mendelssohns

Special Event

Toledo Museum of Art

August 11, 2018

Concert Time: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

12 PM to 4:30 PM in Great Gallery and Cloister | FREE
6 PM to 11 PM in GlasSalon | $20 ($15 TMA Members/TSO Subscribers & $5 Students with ID) 
The Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Symphony present the fourth year of their annual summer music festival. The compositional gifts of Fanny Mendelssohn, one of the 19th century’s most underrated pianists, have been long overshadowed by the reputation of her celebrated brother Felix. Their astonishing family story ends tragically in 1847 when both siblings die within months of each other having just written some of the most compelling music of their short lives. In addition to these final works, the festival presents a range of chamber music by these two composers.

Performers include pianist Pamela Ashmore, pianist Michael Boyd, soprano Carol Dusdieker, pianist Valrie Kantorski, violinist Merwin Siu, and members of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

12 PM – 4:30 PM | Great Gallery and Cloister


Works for Piano
Great Gallery     
12 PM - 1:30 PM  

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel - Das Jahr (The Year), 1841
Felix Mendelssohn - Songs Without Words (Selections)

Lieder Recital
2 PM - 3:15 PM
Songs by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn                             

Pro-Student Side by Side
Great Gallery 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Felix Mendelssohn - Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

PART II - $5-$20
6 PM - 11 PM | GlasSalon


Felix Mendelssohn - Canzonetta from String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel - String Quartet in E-flat Major
Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 49


Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel - Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 11
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel - Bergeslust (Mountain Rapture), Op. 10, No. 5
Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80


Felix Mendelssohn - Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Felix Mendelssohn - String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87
Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 66
Felix Mendelssohn - Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream


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