The Week in Reviews, Op. 300: Andres Cardenes; Gil Shaham; Sandy Cameron
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Andres Cardenes and cellist Marjorie Lange Hanna performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
- NUVO: "...this was Brahms' final orchestral work, composed during the summer of 1887 as a reconciliation with his old friend, violinist Joseph Joachim who then performed with their mutual friend, cellist Robert Haussmann....It was simply great fun hearing what reconciliation sounds like, once again. "
Violinist Andres Cardenes.
Gil Shaham performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
- Philadelphia Inquirer: "From a purely violinistic standpoint, his playing was impeccable, and the sound quality had a consistent luster that ennobled his long-considered interpretive ideas....Shaham didn’t play the cadenzas as much as launched them (like a rocket) with a clear foundation in what had come before but taking the performance to an edgier place."
Sandy Cameron performed Danny Elfman's "Eleven Eleven" Violin Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
- The Scotsman: "Cameron... was a remarkable advocate, playing with utter conviction, as well as stunning technique and clarity, and prancing nimbly around the stage as she did so. "
Gil Shaham performed Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Urbana, Ill.
- The News-Gazette: "Shaham played with impassioned brilliance, at times stamping his feet, and giving signs of impending levitation."
Aubree Oliverson performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Topanga Symphony.
- Messenger Mountain News: "From the moment she first placed her bow on the strings, Oliverson captivated the audience with her own brand of magnetic charm and talent. "
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