Works by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn

Sunday, October 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Tchaikovsky, Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Mendelssohn,  Violin Concerto
    Ken Aiso, soloist
Tchaikovsky,  Symphony#6,"Pathétique"

Joel B. Lish, Director and Conductor

Admission is free; open seating


The Palisades Symphony is committed to protecting the safety of our audience and performers, so we are requiring the following:

  • Attendees must present proof of vaccination, which will be checked at the entrance.
  • Attendees must also wear a protective mask when indoors while attending the concert.

Palisades Lutheran Church
15905 Sunset Blvd. (corner of El Medio)
Pacific Palisades,  California


The program

The outstanding violinist Ken Aiso has soloed with our orchestra twice before, most recently in a beautiful and thoughtful rendering of the Brahms Concerto. His performance of the solo part in Mendelssohn's heartwarming masterpiece will definitely be worth hearing.

The Tchaikovsky 6th is famous for its over-the-top depiction of emotion and for its formal eccentricities. The waltz movement goes five beats to the measure, not three, tantalizing the ear. The big rousing finale isn't actually final, coming instead before the slow movement -- a source of confusion to audiences, who are never sure when to applaud (we look forward to finding out what happens on the 30th!).

We open with one of catchiest and most popular of all waltzes, written by Tchaikovsky for a ball scene in his opera Eugene Onegin.