The Romantic Morning concerts opens with Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 13 – Pathétique, performed by the remarkable Sara Davis Buechner. Timeless and inspiring, this piece was an immediate success and was Beethoven’s first “hit”. The set of Schubert songs, includes excerpts from Der Winterreise (The Winter Journey), a song cycle for voice and piano that expresses deep longing for love and understanding, reflected in haunting musical settings. The morning closes with Piano Trio Op. 49 No. 1, one of Mendelssohn’s delightful and most popular chamber works. Cello, violin, and piano are featured in equal measure in music that is joyous and celebratory.