The Week in Reviews, Op. 255: Nicola Benedetti Premieres Wynton Marsalis Piece; Ray Chen; Alina Ibragimova; Leonidas Kavakos

January 22, 2019, 4:06 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.

Wynton Marsalis and Nicola Benedetti
Composer and jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and violinist Nicola Benedetti. Photo by John Devlin.

Nicola Benedetti performed in recital at Ordway.

Ray Chen performed Mozart's Concerto No. 5 with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (filling in for Renaud Capuçon, who was ill).

Alina Ibragimova performed in recital with pianist Cédric Tiberghien at Wigmore Hall.

Leonidas Kavakos performed in recital with pianist Yuja Wang at Royal Festival Hall.

James Ehnes performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Simone Porter performed Piazzolla's "The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires" with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tessa Lark performed the Korngold Violin Concerto with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

Mateusz Wolski performed Dvorak's A minor Violin Concerto with the Spokane Symphony.

Alexi Kenney and cellist Julie Albers performed Jimmy Lopez’s "Guardian of the Horizon" with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, with Pekka Kuusisto conducting.

James Ehnes, Matthew Lipman, Scott St. John, Sean Lee and others performed in recital for the Seattle Chamber Music Society.

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