The Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe (POE) presents concerts of the highest quality and consists of some of the finest European musicians from the younger generation. Each season they enjoy playing with the POE for a few projects to rehearse and experience afresh a symphonic repertoire free from workaday regimentation and routine.
The concert overture “The Hebrides”, also known as “Fingal's Cave”, was inspired by a cavern known as Fingal`s Cave on Staffa, an island in the Hebrides archipelago located off the west coast of Scotland. The Violin Concerto written by Tchaikovsky, is one of the best known of all violin concertos and is also considered to be among the most technically difficult works for violin. Mendelssohn`s Symphony No. 4 “Italian”, was finished in Berlin, but has its origins, like the composer's Scottish Symphony and the orchestral overture The Hebrides, in the tour of Europe which occupied Mendelssohn from 1829 to 1831. Its inspiration is the colour and atmosphere of Italy, where Mendelssohn made sketches but left the work incomplete:
"This is Italy! And now has begun what I have always thought to be the supreme joy in life. And I am loving it.”