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The Week in Reviews, Op. 232: Robert McDuffie; Gil Shaham; Augustin Hadelich

July 31, 2018, 12:14 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.

Robert McDuffie performed Philip Glass's Violin Concerto No. 1 at the Aspen Music Festival.

Robert McDuffie
Robert McDuffie. Photo by Giovanni Canitano

Gil Shaham performed Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Augustin Hadelich performed the Sibelius Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

Jasmine Lin performed David Ludwig's "Paganiniana" at the Kingston Chamber Music Festival.

Lindsey Stirling performed with Evanescence and a local orchestra in Charlotte, N.C. as part of a 31-date tour.


Emily Sun was named 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year in Sydney.


August 1, 2018 at 06:27 AM · Re ~ Lindsey Stirling?

I never thought of 'Brit' Take-Over for Larry King, Piers Morgan, as a 'classical' person, but his cheeky insightful statement, quoted above in Volume, "who once said her (Lindsey Stirling's) music sounded like 'rats being strangled' " hit a High Note right in the center of its high F pitch!!

In the unlikely event, Piers Morgan, visits, kudos are in order to Laurie Niles for her rather brilliant chic inclusion of Lindsey Stirling with Evanascence & a local orchestra in Charlotte, N.C., with Volume Magazine's Quote of the former CNN 'Live with Larry King' 'ex new guy', Piers Morgan, in his American Music Critic Debut alla 'Piers Morgan Style/UK'!!!

Bravo from a Jascha Heifetz Devotee!

Elisabeth Matesky / Chicago

(One of the original 7 pupil's of Jascha Heifetz ~ )

August 1, 2018 at 07:04 AM · ** Re the Sibelius of Hadelich; Robert McDuffie in Philip Glass' Violin Concerto, No. 1 and Gil Shaham in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, I'll try to revisit here to add a few tidbits on these great Masterworks with some musing's on Phillip Glass' World ~

Respectfully in advance,

E. Matesky / Chicago

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