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The Week in Reviews, Op. 336: Elina Vähälä; Hilary Hahn; Leonidas Kavakos

January 11, 2022, 11:57 AM · 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.

Elina Vahala
Violinist Elina Vähälä.

Elina Vähälä performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Hilary Hahn performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Leonidas Kavakos performed the world premiere of Unsuk Chin's second violin concerto, "Scherben der Stille," with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Elena Urioste performed Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto in G minor with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Johnny Gandelsman performed a solo recital called "This Is America" for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

Andrés Cárdenes performed and conducted two violin concertos from "La Stravaganza,"by Antonio Vivaldi with The Symphonia.

Maya Anjali Buchanan performed Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto with the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Tracy Silverman performed John Adam’s 'The Dharma at Big Sur' with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

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January 12, 2022 at 12:04 PM · Elina Vahala has a great video on youtube with the original version of the Sibelius concerto, which is quite different in places, very interesting to hear, and she is great of course.

January 12, 2022 at 01:57 PM · Vähälä definitely gets the Umlaut Prize! Thank goodness for copy-and-paste.

Our community orchestra conductor is also Finnish and -- no surprise -- he likes Sibelius too.

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