National Philharmonic: Spirited Brahms
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3pm
The Music Center
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Member Encore Q&A
SUNDAY ONLY: Meet the Instruments, 2-2:30pm
Melissa White, violin
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major
Symphony No. 4 in E minor
Sphinx Competition winner Melissa White plays Brahms’ magnificent and virtuosic Violin Concerto, one of the summits of the violin repertoire. Composer and violinist Henryk Wieniawski called the work "unplayable," and violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate refused to play it. The Symphony No. 4, written while Brahms vacationed in a mountain retreat in 1884, is one of the composer’s greatest masterpieces.
Sphinx Competition winner violinist Melissa White is "bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent." - The Cincinnati Inquirer
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This concert is not presented by Strathmore.