The Week in Reviews, Op. 356: Osmo Vänskä's final Minnesota concerts; Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider; Matthew Lipman; Tracy Silverman

June 7, 2022, 12:37 PM · 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.


Erin Keefe performed Mendelssohn's Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra with pianist Juho Pohjonen in one of conductor Osmo Vänskä's final concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra, which also featured the late Jaakko Kuusisto's Symphony No. 1.

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider performed Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

Matthew Lipman performed Richard Wernick’s Viola Concerto with the American Symphony Orchestra Sunday at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Tracy Silverman performed the world premiere of Roberto Sierra's "Ficciones," Concerto for Electric Violin and Orchestra, with the American Symphony Orchestra.

Blake Pouliot performed Corigliano’s Red Violin Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra with the Philadelphia Orchestra at its first-ever Pride Concert.

The Kontras Quartet performed the world premiere of Amy Wurtz’ String Quartet No. 3 at Roosevelt University.

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