The Week in Reviews, Op. 325: Shunske Sato; Augustin Hadelich; Antoine Tamestit; Brooklyn Ryder

October 19, 2021, 1:18 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.

Shunske Sato
Violinist Shunske Sato.

Shunske Sato performed Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

Augustin Hadelich performed Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ Violin Concerto in A minor. with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Antoine Tamestit performed the Walton Viola Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Brooklyn Ryder performed as part of the Celebrity Series at GBH’s Calderwood Studio in Boston.

Sayaka Shoji: performed Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Thomas Zehetmair performed Bach A minor Violin Concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

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October 19, 2021 at 06:35 PM · I saw Simone Porter play the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto on Friday, October 15th, with the Colorado Symphony.

I wasn't familiar with her before, but I decided to attend, since I'm working on the 3rd movement at the moment, and I'm glad I did - She played very lyrically, with a very flowing and burnished sound in the first movement, clear and natural phrasing, and a good mesh and interplay with the orchestra. The second movement was good, but could have used a little more space and phrasing, and a little more range in dynamics (But everyone I've seen lately seems to have a little cobweb or two to shake out after not performing for so long). The 3rd movement was, thankfully, very lyrical and playful - It was a well-chosen tempo and not the horserace tempo I hear too much of, and she was able to phrase carefully and get a variety of sounds, without ever sounding harsh.

I look forward to hearing her live again!

October 20, 2021 at 10:30 PM · The review for Hadelich was too short. I want to hear more about Bologne’s Violin Concerto! He is too underrepresented for someone of his caliber. Search up what he did; his resume is most impressive.

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