The Week in Reviews, Op. 394: Jennifer Koh, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham

April 4, 2023, 1:26 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.

Jennifer Koh
Violinist Jennifer Koh.

Jennifer Koh performed Missy Mazzoli’s Violin Concerto "Procession" with the Kansas City Symphony.

Joshua Bell performed in recital with pianist Daniil Trifonov at Chicago's Orchestra Hall.

Gil Shaham performed Korngold's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 with the Sarasota Orchestra.

Randall Goosby performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Anne Akiko Meyers performed Arturo Márquez’s "Fandango" violin concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Daniel Hope performed and directed the Zurich Chamber Orchestra in a program that included Vaughn Williams' "The Lark Ascending" and Mendelssohn's rarely-heard Violin Concerto in D minor.

Blake Pouliot performed Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alex Amsel.

Nemanja Radulovic performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Swedish Philharmonia at Fairfield Halls.

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April 11, 2023 at 12:28 AM · Re ~ 'Review' or lack thereof in Chicago: Bell & Trifonov Debut Violin & Piano Duo {#1}

Said Reviews are not yet by respected Veteran Reviewer's in Chicago, yet always read Reviews by our Veteran Chicago Tribune Critic of 35 plus Years, John von Rhein, were & are ~

The 'Review' of Bell and Trifonov is shallow and says not one word about Duo Sound/ Balance in the Beethoven Piano/Violin

Sonata No. 1 and defeats both artists in avoiding authentic observations of the well known First Time Artists' Collaborative Presentation as offered by our Chicago Symphony Previews of All Coming Concerts ~ In a serious oversight on the part of ??Reviewer whom one can only presume unqualified to know the differences in musical-technical offerings fused together and seemingly unaware of this very vital element to very savvy and longtime concert chamber music series audiences in Chicago, a grade is given of Boo!

We all knew Joshua Bell having Covid forced a cancelled yet put forward Concert, yet there was no mention in what was displayed here of this comeback with effects of or bounce back of Bell ... I am sorry an uninformed person was selected to 'review' the music of Ludwig van Beethoven yet well avoided ~

~ E. Matesky and yes, rather distraught by the lack of's ~

*Perhaps Laurie Niles will oversee a Chicago Major Duo Debut Chamber Concert Next Time*

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