Ahmed El Saedi, Guest Conductor
Beethoven – Overture to Fidelio
Bottesini – Bass Concerto No. 2
Xavier Foley, Bass
Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 1
We are pleased and excited to welcome international guest conductor Maestro Ahmed El Saedi as he opens the 69th season, and guest artist Xavier Foley, playing Bottesini’s Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass. The program concludes with Mendelsohn’s Symphony No. 1, which was written when the composer was only sixteen years old. This music is sure to delight as it captures the spirit of the Romantic period.