The Week in Reviews, Op. 271: Kelly Hall-Tompkins; Emmanuel Tjeknavorian; Attacca Quartet

May 14, 2019, 7:40 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.

Kelly Hall-Tompkins performed Florence Price’s Second Violin Concerto with the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra.

Kelly Hall-Tompkins
Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins.

Emmanuel Tjeknavorian performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra(stepping in for Renaud Capuçon, who was ill).

The Attacca Quartet performed works of Caroline Shaw from their new album, Orange.

Vilde Frang performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Soovin Kim performed in recital with pianist Gloria Chien.

Regina Carter performed David Schiff’s "4 Sisters" with the Chicago Sinfonietta.

Alexi Kenney performed Dvorák’s Concerto in A Minor for violin with the Omaha Symphony.

Rachel Barton Pine performed Bruch’s "Scottish Fantasy" and Vaughan Williams’ "The Lark Ascending" with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

Michael Barenboim performed Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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The review described Barenboim as an "ardent soloist" and praised his "ornate cadenzas."

May 18, 2019 at 02:41 PM · I attended an open NSO rehearsal prior to the concert in which Tjeknavorian played the Sibelius. He was incredibly good. Why have we not heard or seen him before this?

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