The Week in Reviews, Op. 400: Benjamin Beilman, Regina Carter, Anne Akiko Meyers

May 16, 2023, 1:20 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.

Benjamin Beilman
Violinist Benjamin Beilman.

Benjamin Beilman performed Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major with the Spokane Symphony.

Regina Carter performed David Schiff's "Four Sisters: Concerto for Jazz violin and Orchestra" with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Anne Akiko Meyers performed Arturo Márquez’s violin concerto "Fandango" with Symphony San José.

Adé Williams performed Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Leonidas Kavako directed and performed J.S. Bach's Concerto in D minor with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Geneva Lewis and pianist Evren Ozel performed in recital for Ashmont Hill Chamber Music at Peabody Hall at All Saints Church in Boston.

The Portland String Quartet performed a recital at the Portland Conservatory of Music.

Augustin Hadelich performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Houston Symphony.

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May 17, 2023 at 02:59 PM · Just a quick observation that Bielman looks less boyish than he did 10 years ago, when I won his Prokofiev CD in a drawing on this site!!

May 17, 2023 at 06:33 PM · He probably has that Reverse-Benjamin-Button Disease.

May 18, 2023 at 08:07 AM · One sentence has me puzzled: what is the reviewer saying?

"For someone who has lived many decades in search of the Brahms Concerto, it was a thrill to encounter it at last."

May 19, 2023 at 03:19 AM · I wasn’t aware had written a solo concerto in D minor I’ll have to give that a listen.

May 19, 2023 at 05:48 AM · Raymond - that had also intrigued me!

May 19, 2023 at 10:41 AM · Ahah! BWV1052R - known to me as a harpsichord concerto.

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