The Week in Reviews, Op. 127: Anne Akiko Meyers; Julia Fischer and Menuhin winners; Leila Josefowicz

April 19, 2016, 12:59 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.

Anne Akiko Meyers performed the Bates with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Anne Akiko Meyers
Anne Akiko Meyers. Photo by Molina Visuals.

Julia Fischer, Ziyu He and Yesong Sophie Lee performed at the Menuhin Competition gala.

Leila Josefowicz performed Adams' "Scheherazade.2" with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Gil Shaham performed Bach Sonatas and Partitas in Seattle.

Augustin Hadelich performed tango music with pianist Joyce Yang and guitarist Pablo Villegas in Orange County.

Joseph Swensen performed and conducted the Brahms with Northwest Sinfonietta.

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Joshua Bell traveled to Cuba this week as part of a team of U.S. artists and politicians on a cultural mission. The visit includes scholarly and artistic events as well as meetings with Cuban government officials and directors of cultural institutions. Other artists on the trip include Adele Chatfield-Taylor, Martha Clarke, John Guare, DJ IZ, Lourdes Lopez, Larisa Martinez, Dave Matthews, Kal Penn, Smokey Robinson, Usher, Alfre Woodard, and John Lloyd Young. Politicians include President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) co-chairs George Stevens, Jr. and Margo Lion; National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu; National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams; and Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton.

Anne Akiko Meyers also broke her foot last week (don't text and walk!) Wishing her a speedy recovery.

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