South Bend Symphony Orchestra presents “Barber and Schumann” on November 13

Experience the South Bend Symphony Orchestra on November 13, 2021, with the second performance in the Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks Series – “Barber and Schumann” at the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend.

The concert features Anthony DiLorenzo’s mystical Jabberwocky, soloist/violinist Dylana Jenson performing Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, and Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony.

Music Director Alastair Willis shares, “For me, Schumann’s Second Symphony is an uplifting spiritual experience – it’s a journey from darkness and despair into light and celebration.  We can’t wait to introduce violinist Dylana Jensen playing Samuel Barber’s beloved violin concerto, and a magical piece by Anthony DiLorenzo called “Jabberwocky” describing Alice’s journey through the looking glass back to Wonderland.”

The Symphony would like to give special thanks to Jack M. Champaigne for his support and underwriting of the Masterworks Series.



PHONE – Morris Performing Arts Center Box Office, 574-235-9190 (10 am – 2 pm, Tuesday – Thursday)

IN-PERSON – Visit our friends at the Morris (211 N. Michigan St., South Bend) during the times listed above or two hours before any performance.

FOR MORE DETAILS – Visit to see the entire 2021-22 Season schedule, program notes, and more!


Regardless of vaccination status, all patrons are required to wear their masks during performances.


For pre-concerts interviews, contact Sarah Perschbacher at or 574-232-6343 ext. 4.


About the South Bend Symphony Orchestra

Embarking on the 89th season, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra is the region’s only professional orchestra and is committed to engaging the community in all it does. In addition to being recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and other state and local arts funding organizations, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra is the recipient of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s 2019 Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence, which recognizes the best-run nonprofit organization in St. Joseph County, Indiana.


About Dylana Jenson, violin

Dylana Jenson has performed with most major orchestras in the United States and traveled to Europe, Australia, Japan, and Latin America, and Asia for concerts, recitals, and recordings. After her triumphant success at the Tchaikovsky Competition, where she became the youngest and first American woman to win the Silver Medal, she made her Carnegie Hall debut playing the Sibelius Concerto with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Following her most recent Carnegie Hall performance, Jenson again electrified both audience and critics in her performance of Karl Goldmark’s violin concerto. According to Strad Magazine, “In Jenson’s hands, even lyrical passages had an intense, tremulous quality… a sizzling performance.” Harris Goldsmith of the New York Concert Review said, “I can give no higher praise than to say that her excellent performance brought to mind, and was a loving tribute to, the great Nathan Milstein… who was one of Jenson’s mentors.”

In tandem with her solo career, Jenson has been busy giving Masterclasses and teaching at summer music festivals. In her teaching, she uses the Russian technique taught by Leopold Auer and championed by great artists such as Nathan Milstein, David Oistrakh, Isaac Stern, and Jasha Heifetz. This method develops a natural physical relationship to the instrument.

Ms. Jenson was made an Honorary Citizen of Costa Rica at the age of 12 for her artistic contribution to her mother’s homeland. Dylana Jenson started the violin at the age of two and a half with her mother. She then studied with Manual Compinsky, Nathan Milstein, and Josef Gingold.