The Week in Reviews, Op. 387: Emerson String Quartet; Rachel Barton Pine; Joshua Bell

February 14, 2023, 1:40 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.

Emerson String Quartet
The Emerson String Quartet: Paul Watkins, Lawrence Dutton, Philip Setzer and Eugene Drucker.

The Emerson String Quartet performed a farewell tour concert in St. Paul.

Rachel Barton Pine performed Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Sarasate’s "Carmen Fantasy" with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.

Joshua Bell performed in recital with Peter Dugan at the Kennedy Center.

Midori performed a recital of solo works at at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall.

Elena Urioste performed the Elgar Violin Concerto with the Orchestra of Opera North.

Sayaka Shoji performed Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Jeff Thayer performed Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

Francesca Dego performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the National Symphony Orchestra, in her Kennedy Center debut.

Vladyslava Luchenko performed the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra at Houghton University.

Pekka Kuusisto performed a program co-curated with Swedish composer Jesper Nordin with members of the San Francisco Symphony.

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