Savannah Philharmonic season finale show set for May 27

The Savannah Philharmonic's season finale will take place at 8 p.m. May 27 at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts.

The Savannah Philharmonic's performance will include Mendelssohn's "Hebrides Overture."  World-class violin soloist Heather Cottrell will perform Brahms' Violin Concerto followed by Tchaikovsky's deeply rich 5th Symphony, according to the Savannah Philharmonic.

"I'm looking forward to performing these masterpieces in one concert," said Peter Shannon, artistic director and conductor in a statement. "Brahms' music is beautiful but always tempered with a sense of academic distance. Perhaps it's that distance that always draws us to him. Tchaikovsky has no problem wearing his heart on his sleeve!  His music is highly dramatic, but I am sure this is never dramatic for effect. Though polar opposites, both composers share a sense of real integrity. We begin the program with a real favorite of mine, Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture – a gem."

Concert tickets are available at or by calling 912.525.5050. Ticket prices range from $15  to $50 with limited seats at $100.

Half the proceeds from the $100 tickets will be donated to the Old Savannah City Mission.

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