The Week in Reviews, Op. 193: Simone Porter, Augustin Hadelich, Stefan Jackiw
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Simone Porter performed the Vivaldi Concerti Nos. 3 and 4 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
- Los Angeles Times: "Refusing to accept the limitations of period performance, she played happily and gracefully with a big, plush tone and lots of dynamic contrasts and drama."
Simone Porter. Photo by Jeff Fasano.
Augustin Hadelich performed the Brahms with the Aspen Festival Orchestra.
- The Aspen Times: "He had a clear idea of how he wanted things to develop in this monumental 45-minute musical journey, ratcheting up the tension and letting it ebb gently, tracing an arc that somehow felt both inevitable and fresh."
Stefan Jackiw performed the Korngold with the Cleveland Orchestra.
- The Plain Dealer: "His prodigious technique was more than a match for the monumental challenges that Korngold set in every bar, and his understanding of Korngold's bittersweet emotionality, was everything one could have asked for."
Sarah Chang performed the Sibelius with the Asian Youth Orchestra.
Martin Chalifour performed the Mendelssohn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
- Los Angeles Times: "As a soloist in the Violin Concerto, concertmaster Martin Chalifour turned in one of his best performances, playing it straight in classical style with flawless technique and a tight, even vibrato — entirely comfortable and fitting in this context."
Karen Gomyo performed with the Berg and the Bruch New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
- Stuff: "Gomyo gave us a superb performance (if the Bruch), one full of bite and passion but with the slow movement beautifully managed and, again, the orchestra was an ideal partner."
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