<August 2019>

Beethoven's Violin Concerto

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Thursday, June 4, 2020 – 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
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Concert Description

Five quiet drum beats. In 1806, a concerto simply did not begin this way — but as with so many elements of music, Beethoven would challenge the status quo. Beethoven’s only violin concerto wraps rhythm in melody, shows off the potential of the instrument and delights in the technique of the performer. Brahms spent at least 14 years writing his masterful First Symphony, which at the time of its 1876 premiere prompted the conductor Hans von Bülow to refer to it as “Beethoven’s Tenth,” a sentiment that Brahms resented.


Hannu Lintu, conductor  
Vadim Gluzman, violin   Bio

Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry brings back to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. Performing a wide repertoire from Bach to premieres of new works by Auerbach and Kancheli, he appears regularly around the world with major orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra, alongside today's leading conductors: Christoph von Dohnanáyi, Riccardo Chailly and Michael Tilson Thomas. Accolades for Gluzman’s extensive discography on BIS Records include the Diapason d'Or de l’Année, Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice, Classica Magazine’s Choc de Classica award, and Disc of the Month by The Strad, BBC Music Magazine, ClassicFM, and others. Gluzman is also Founder and Artistic Director of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival in Chicago. He performs on the legendary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivarius, on extended loan to him through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.


TBD Drifts  
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto  
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1