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Renowned violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins the SPCO and conductor John Storgårds to perform Schumann’s Violin Concerto, a dazzling masterpiece of the Romantic concerto repertoire. Written late in the composer’s life as he was in the clutches of mental illness, the work presents a heartbreaking look into the psyche of a musical genius on the brink of losing his mind and his livelihood. This program concludes with celebrated American composer John Corigliano’s powerful Second Symphony, a work in turns fanciful, devastating and sublime.