The Week in Reviews, Op. 209: Leonidas Kavakos; Hilary Hahn; Gil Shaham; Lisa Batiashvili

December 4, 2017, 11:14 AM · 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.

Leonidas Kavakos performed Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Leonidas Kavakos
Leonidas Kavakos

Hilary Hahn performed the Bernstein Serenade with the Los Angeles

Gil Shaham performed the Mendelssohn with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Lisa Batiashvili performed Hillborg's Second Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Nicola Benedetti performed Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 2 with the New World Symphony.

Tai Murray performed the Mendelssohn with the Jacksonville Symphony.

Augustin Hadelich performed the Dvorak with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Arnaud Sussman performed the Mendelssohn with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Timothy Chooi performed Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.

Rosanne Phillipens performed the Sibelius with the Ulster Orchestra.

Annelle Gregory performed the Korngold with the Santa Monica Symphony.

Please support music in your community by attending a concert or recital whenever you can!


December 7, 2017 at 03:18 AM · Thanks for the link to Batiashvili’s Hillborg concerto. Fine listening.

December 8, 2017 at 07:27 PM · The video of Batiashvili’s Hillborg concerto played in Helsinki is here:

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