Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 4:00 pm - Mechanics Hall
photo by Matt Dine
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
M. Hersch - End Stages
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3, "Scottish"
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Vadim Gluzman and Orpheus Orchestra Exhilarating
A Music Review by Jonathan Blumhofer, Worcester Telegram & Gazeatte, Jan. 23rd
Pre-concert chat open to all ticket holders at 3pm, given by Steven Ledbetter.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra returns to Mechanics Hall to deliver their first-ever rendition of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Violin Concerto. When the Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman appeared with Orpheus in 2011, The New York Times praised a performance that “balanced thoughtfulness and visceral power.” Gluzman will be performing on the very same 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivarius for which the Tchaikovsky concerto was composed. Mendelssohn’s symphonic recollections of Scotland fill the concert hall with splashes of local color and long lost folk melodies. For another American Notes commission, composer Michael Hersch reflects on sketches by artist Kevin Tuttle as he processes the impacts of physical illness and mortality in his tone poem entitled End Stages.
Read Orpheus horn player Eric Reed's "Orpheus Insights" introduction to the ensemble
"His powerful bow arm pulled a tone now silken, now guttural, from the Stradivarius once owned by a virtuoso of an earlier era, Leopold Auer. Above all, his swashbuckling manner was alive to the fantastical elements that make this concerto one of the jewels in Prokofiev's crown."—John von Rhein, The Chicago Tribune (full review HERE)
Read today' interview with violin soloist Vadim Gluzman by Richard Duckett in the Telegram & Gazette
Read this 2011 interview with violinist Vadim Gluzman in the Jewish Chronicle
Watch & Listen as violinist Vadim Gluzman rehearses an excerpt from the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major