August 6, 2023: Joshua Bell + Mahler 1

The Elements Suite for Violin and Orchestra Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962) Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981) Kevin Puts (b. 1972) I’m so excited to have the opportunity to premiere my new commissions project, The Elements. The idea for this unique endeavor was born during...

August 3, 2023: Joshua Bell + Debussy’s La Mer

The Elements Suite for Violin and Orchestra Kevin Puts (b. 1972) Jake Heggie (b. 1961) Edgar Meyer (b. 1960) I’m so excited to have the opportunity to premiere my new commissions project, The Elements. The idea for this unique endeavor was born during the early...

August 1, 2023: Beethoven, Debussy & Dvořák

String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) When Beethoven embarked on his first chamber works, he initially avoided the string quartet, a form that Haydn and Mozart had effectively monopolized in 1790s Vienna. Instead, he offered the Opus 9...

July 30, 2023: Schumann’s Piano Concerto

Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (1974) Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016) Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016), often regarded as the most significant Finnish composer since Jean Sibelius, charted a long and shape-shifting compositional career. He was always a free spirit, drawn...

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