Haydn and Mendelssohn

Overture Concert I

Haydn and Mendelssohn

The Overture Concerts feature International Program performers in collaboration with festival main-stage artists, providing a unique experience for audience members and musicians alike. This summer, International Program artists will perform across two concert programs side by side with violinists Bella Hristova, James Thompson, and Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violists Matthew Lipman and Paul Neubauer, cellist Mihai Marica, and pianist Shai Wosner.

This concert series functions as an “overture” to the future of chamber music: world-renowned festival artists share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with the burgeoning International Program musicians as they perform side by side. The artists collectively bridge the gap between the traditions of the past, the master performers of today, and the exciting musical possibilities of tomorrow. Please join us to experience the fruits of their collaboration and to witness a glimpse of the bright future of chamber music.

View the full 2022 festival program book online, including events listings, program notes, and artist biographies.


Joseph Haydn(1732–1809)
String Quartet in D major, op. 50, no. 6, Frog (1787)
Felix Mendelssohn(1809–1847)
String Quintet no. 2 in B-flat major, op. 87 (1845)