The Week in Reviews, Op. 348: Itzhak Perlman; James Ehnes; Hilary Hahn
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Itzhak Perlman performed in recital with pianist Rohan De Silva.
- Cincinnati Business Journal: "Perlman’s music making...evoked the golden era of violin playing. He often used romantic slides and communicated with a sweet, golden tone on his 'Soil' Stradivarius of 1714."
Violinist Itzhak Perlman.
James Ehnes performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
- Toronto Guardian: "Ehnes is a singular talent, technically flawless and emotionally engaged....in Ehnes’s hands (the third-movement cadenza) truly gave the impression of an improvisation, as if Ehnes was momentarily moved to offer musical comment on Beethoven’s composition."
Hilary Hahn performed music of Ginastera and Sarasate with the Utah Symphony.
- Utah Arts Review: "Hahn’s panache, charisma and trademark 'fat tone' were on full display as she bounced and danced along to the embellished Spanish melodies (of Sarasate’s 'Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen'), which were gracefully accompanied and propelled forward by the orchestra."
Gabriela Diaz performed Ellen Taaffee Zwilich's 'Commedia Dell’Arte' with Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
James Ehnes performed the Korngold Violin Concerto with Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra.
- New York Classical Review: "...this was a gorgeous performance of one of the brightest and most pleasing pieces in the repertoire."
Ensemble Connect performed a chamber music concert at Weil Recital Hall.
- New York Classical Review: "The Schumann and Brahms were lovely and expertly performed, but the highpoint was the world premiere of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s 'Semafor.'"
Tamsin Waley-Cohen performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra.
- The Guardian: "the soloist...had to fight just a bit too hard to make her finely chiselled lyricism heard. But the general profile of her approach – severe and brisk in the first two movements, far more unbuttoned in the finale – came across clearly, even when some of the details were obscured."
Tobias Breider performed Carl Stamitz's Viola Concerto with the Sydney Symphony.
- Limelight: "His concerto is a delight in three movements and was given an assured and excellent performance by SSO Principal Tobias Breider."
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