The Week in Reviews, Op. 326: Midori; Jennifer Koh; Pekka Kuusisto; Paul Huang

October 26, 2021, 7:45 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.

Violinist Midori. Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

Midori performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Jennifer Koh performed in recital with pianist-composer Missy Mazzoli at San Francisco Performances’ Pivot Festival.

Pekka Kuusisto performed the U.S. premiere of Bryce Dessner’s Violin Concerto with the San Francisco Symphony.

Paul Huang performed Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.

Nikki Chooi performed the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Lisa Batiashvili performed Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D minor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Gil Shaham performed Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major with the National Philharmonic Orchestra at the newly-opened Capital One Hall in Tysons, Va.

Irene Duval performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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October 27, 2021 at 02:11 AM · Holy crap, the reviewer for the Nikki Chooi performance sure is full of hot air! He doesn't even mention how anyone plays - I learned more about childhood nicknames his family had for composers. What a goofball!

October 27, 2021 at 03:32 PM · "Rising Digest" -- is that the same thing as heartburn?

I with I had known about Paul Huang coming to Knoxville. I would have made the trip to hear him. I think he's a wonderful violinist.

October 27, 2021 at 04:27 PM · That's good - You got me on that one, Paul! "Regurgitating all the news fit to print!"

October 28, 2021 at 08:03 AM · Listen to Paul Huang's Ysaye 3.

October 28, 2021 at 04:11 PM · Mike, thanks for that link. How about his Saint Saens?

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