The Week in Reviews, Op. 253: Tessa Lark; James Ehnes; Pinchas Zukerman

January 8, 2019, 11:49 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.

Tessa Lark
Tessa Lark. Photo by Lauren Desberg.

Tessa Lark premiered Michael Torke's bluegrass Violin Concerto "Sky" with the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

James Ehnes performed Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 in A minor with the Sarasota Orchestra.

Pinchas Zukerman performed the Brahms Concerto, and the Brahms Double with cellist Amanda Forsyth, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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January 8, 2019 at 07:47 PM · Note also that the Torke piece was written for Lark. Your review says she premiered it, but that's not exactly the same thing.

January 8, 2019 at 09:38 PM · Indeed, that's why the link is there! The quotes from the reviews here aren't meant to be comprehensive, but to lead people to what they might find interesting. It was the premiere performance of a work that will be performed elsewhere as well. Though it was written for Lark, it was commissioned by several symphony orchestras:

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Erie Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

January 9, 2019 at 02:18 AM · Wow that's fantastic. These review summaries are great. I enjoy this feature very much.

January 9, 2019 at 09:57 PM · Looks like Tessa also is working on a debut album with Michael Thurber -- here is the link for her Indiegogo campaign.

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