Craig and I attended the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra's Concert last evening and they did a range of the classics (Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Mozart) as well as had a guest conductor/composer George Tsontakis conduct his piece "Laconika" which he described as "postcards" of music.
The real standout was the violin soloist Netanel Draiblate who played Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, op. 64. He was completely amazing and we were trying to figure out if he's even out of his twenties yet! Remember his name because this young man will probably be among the best. He's already studied and played with the best! I found a YouTube video of him playing Mendelssohn (He's on the left). Unfortunately he's seated so you can't see the amount of expression and genius he puts into his piece. After a standing ovation, he came back and played a small piece for an encore which was equally amazing. I have never enjoyed a symphonic concert as much as I did last evening! I only wish our generation would appreciate symphonic music because it's so moving, so beautiful and so inspiring of human potential.