The Week in Reviews, Op. 415: Christian Tetzlaff; Simone Lamsma; Tessa Lark

August 29, 2023, 2:36 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.

Christian Tetzlaff
Violinist Christian Tetzlaff. Photo by Giorgia-Bertazzi.

Christian Tetzlaff performed Edward Elgar’s violin concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at BBC Prom 51.

Simone Lamsma performed Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto No. 3 with the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center.

Tessa Lark performed Michael Torke’s "Sky" Violin Concerto with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein performed Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Mandolinist Chris Thile performed his mandolin concerto "Attention! A narrative song cycle for extroverted mandolin and orchestra" with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

Mostly Mozart Festival performed its last-ever concerts at Lincoln Center.

Leonidas Kavakos performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood.

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August 30, 2023 at 05:03 AM · Michael Torke's 'Sky' is a very attractive work. It must be exhausting to play in concert: there isn't a moment's rest for the soloist, so congratulations to Tessa Lark. Fascinating concert reports, Laurie.

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