The Week in Reviews, Op. 421: Benjamin Beilman; Pekka Kuusisto; Stella Chen

October 17, 2023, 5:16 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.

Benjamin Beilman
Violinist Benjamin Beilman.

Benjamin Beilman performed Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Pekka Kuusisto performed Jesper Nordin’s violin concerto "Convergence" with the San Francisco Symphony.

Stella Chen performed the world premiere of Jonathan Cziner's "Solaris" violin concerto with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra.

Yu-Chien Tseng performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, in the orchestra's debut concert in Japan.

Itzhak Perlman performed Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the BYU Philharmonic at Brigham Young University.

Augustin Hadelich performed in recital with pianist Orion Weiss in Charlottesville, Va.

Yo-Yo Ma performed Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 2 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Joshua Bell performed and directed Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Academy of St Martin in the Field in Brisbane.

TwoSet Violin performed live in San Francisco.

The BBC Proms featured seven violin concertos during its 2023 season.

Simone Lamsma performed Barber’s Violin Concerto with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, in August.

Joshua Bell performed "Elements" at the Colorado Music Festival last summer.

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